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What do they do with it once "used"? I know, search it, but it's a morbid topic I'd rather read no more about than possible.

Depends on who you donate to, see this for example: https://www.newsweek.com/donated-body-sold-army-brc-arizona-...

The family / next of kin gets the body back after it has been used, normally cremated.

I've filled out the forms for myself lately and it depends what you choose. You can choose for the body to be kept indefinitely if you want or returned to the family after a period, in the UK at least.

I think mainly to allow med students to practice procedures on.

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