So, I decided to be an adult today and talk with my friendly, neighborhood undertaker about what I want to happen when I die: Donate any viable organs as needed, donate the remaining corpse to research or medical school, and then cremation; no service. We get to the end of the conversation, and I ask how much. She said it's (currently) free. (The med school picks up the tab for everything, even transportation.) What also surprised me is that she said that she's only had about five people in the last twenty years who've made the same decision; I would've guessed it'd be a lot more. What is it about this approach that weirds out so many people, when it can help a lot of med students serve the living and it (apparently) saves thousands of dollars?