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A shipment of 18 human heads held up by customs officials at O'Hare International Airport was bound for a cremation service in the Chicago area after their use in medical research abroad.
"We receive about 600 whole-body donations a year. I could easily place 750, 800," he said, explaining the short supply.
They are also used to train plastic surgeons and by students learning to perform facial reconstructions on accident and trauma victims, Dudek said.