We could use two different meanings of "organic" on this one:
1. Of, relating to, or derived from living organisms: organic matter.
2. Of, relating to, or affecting a bodily organ: an organic disease.
Down at the bottom of Yaarbiriah's site is a link to this one:
(replaced by satguru)
I don't know how reliable it is, but it's copyrighted 2007 and shows the chemical composition of the body by percent, estimating its value at just under $1.00. Adding the value of the skin as a leather substitute (!) adds another $3.50. (That would be the first definition.)
That indicates, for you economics students, that demand alone multiplies the body's intrinsic worth by 10,000,000. (That would be the second definition.)
So far. Developments in medicine and other sciences could increase or decrease that value significantly as more body parts come into demand or more prosthetics and synthetics are developed and demand for genuine parts slacks or plunges.
I wonder who gets that $45,000,000. Not the deceased! This is making me sick.
If anybody wants to go down a rabbit trail, check out the ransoms that have been paid for kidnaped individuals.