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The Cryonics Institute’s 173rd Patient

Friday, 14 September 2018 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 173

 

CI patient #173 was a 57 year old female from Florida.  The patient was a CI member at the time of her death.

 

The patient died in the hospital and was pronounced at 11:59 am on August 25, 2018. After pronouncement took place, the hospital staff applied ice to cool the patient down. No Heparin could be given. The funeral home that the family contracted with came to transfer her to the funeral home. She remained on ice while the funeral home staff worked quickly to obtain the paperwork needed for her transportation. 

 

The patient arrived at the CI facility at 6:40 pm on the 26th, approximately 30 hours after death.  The patient was in a Ziegler case in a body bag with a generous amount of ice. The nasal temperature upon her arrival was -1.4c. 

 

Hillary Martenson performed the perfusion.  The perfusion was completed at 8:40 pm.  During the perfusion there were 1 liter of 10% Eg solution and 4 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 25 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4195.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4217. The average perfusion pressure was held at 125mm and metal cannulas were used. Flow rate started at 2.01 liters per minute and was reduced to 0.54 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was -6c at the end of the perfusion. 

 

There were some blood clots noted during the perfusion, but there was good flow from both jugular veins. There was an attempt to perfuse the body, but there was edema and other complications throughout the patient’s body upon arrival. As soon as the body perfusion began, the patient’s abdomen began to swell, so the perfusion of the body was stopped at 7:41 pm. Significant dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing of the skin. There was very slight edema in the face noted toward the end of the perfusion.  

 

The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human vitrification program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was five days and 11 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage. 

 

The Cryonics Institute’s 172nd Patient

Friday, 14 September 2018 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 172

 

CI patient #172 was an 86 year old female from Illinois.  The patient was a CI member at the time of her death.

 

The patient died in the hospital and was pronounced at 4:05 pm on August 17, 2018. After pronouncement took place, the funeral director that the family had contracted with cooled her down with water ice, injected Heparin, and performed chest compressions. They then transferred her to the funeral home and worked quickly to obtain the paperwork needed for her transportation. 

 

The patient arrived at the CI facility at 2:00 am on the 18th, approximately 10 hours after death.  The patient was in a body bag with a generous amount of ice. The nasal temperature upon her arrival was 22c. 

 

Hillary Martenson performed the perfusion.  The perfusion was completed at 4:40 am.  During the perfusion there were 5 liters of 10% Eg solution and 10 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 40 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4209.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4208. The average perfusion pressure was held at 130mm and metal cannulas were used. Flow rate started at 1.32 liters per minute and was reduced to 0.55 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was -6.4c at the end of the perfusion. 

 

There were no blood clots noted during the perfusion and there was good flow from both jugular veins. There was an attempt to perfuse the body, but there was a lot of edema throughout the patient’s body upon arrival. There was very minimal dehydration and bronzing of the body. The perfusion of the body was stopped at 3:47 am, as there was no evidence of any further progression. Significant dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing of the skin. No edema was noted in the patient’s head or face. 

 

The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human vitrification program was selected and when the patient reached liquid nitrogen temperature, she was then placed in a cryostat for longterm cryonic storage. 

The Cryonics Institute’s 171st Patient

Friday, 3 August 2018 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 171

 

CI patient #171 was a 55 year old female from New York.  The patient was not a CI member at the time of her death.

 

The patient died on July 10, 2018. The patient’s next of kin contacted CI after the death had already occurred and instructions were given for how to make her a patient at CI. The CI protocol for post-mortem non members was followed. The next of kin contracted with a local funeral home to pack her in dry ice and store her for the required two week period while the contracts and funding were organized. A perfusion was not able to be performed due to these circumstances. 

 

The patient arrived at the CI facility, in dry ice, during the early morning hours of July 25th, approximately two weeks after death. The patient was then placed into the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human cooling program from dry ice was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was 24 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.

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