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The Cryonics Institutes 136th patient

Saturday, 14 November 2015 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 136
CI patient #136 was a 53 year old male from Texas who had a heart attack and was
hospitalized. The doctors determined that he would not be able to recover and the patient
was removed from life support. The patient died shortly after being removed from life
support on October 26th at about 8pm.
The patient had previously contracted with a local funeral director to provide initial
cooling and transport services. The patient was receiving blood thinners as part of his
medications at the hospital but the hospital was unwilling to administer heparin once the
orders were given to remove life support. When the patient died, the hospital put ice
around his head and the funeral director removed him from the hospital and kept ice
around him. They returned to their funeral home, put him in refrigeration and added
more ice while they made arrangements to book a flight to transport the patient to
Michigan.
The patient arrived at the CI facility, with some water ice around him at about 8pm on the
28th, about 48 hours after he died. The patient was very large and that limited the amount
of ice that could be placed around him. Jim and Sara Walsh, CIs local cooperating
funeral directors, were both present for the perfusion and the perfusion began at 9pm.
The perfusion efforts were focused on the head and brain because there was edema in the
body due to being on life support. No clots were observed in the blood.
The perfusion was completed at 10pm. During the perfusion there were 7 liters of 30 %
Eg solution used and 13 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used. The final refractive index of
the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4148. The final refractive index of the
effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4187. Considerable dehydration of the head
and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin. However, some edema began
to appear and the perfusion was stopped.
The patient was then placed in 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 15 hours. The patient
was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.
 

The Cryonics Institutes 135th patient

Saturday, 17 October 2015 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 135
CI patient #135 was a 85 year old female who died in an Arizona hospital on August
22nd, 2015 after being hospitalized for several weeks. The patient was a CI member at
the time of her death.
The next of kin had contracted with a local funeral director to provide initial cooling and
transport services. The patient died in the late evening of August 22nd and was injected
with heparin, cooled in water ice and then packed in water ice. The patient arrived at the
CI facility, packed in water ice at approximately 2:30am on August 25th. Jim and Sara
Walsh, CIs local cooperating funeral directors, were both present for the perfusion and
the perfusion began at 3am. No clots were observed in the blood. An attempt was made
to perfuse both the body and head, though there was considerable edema to the patient’s
body when the patient arrived at the facility. The body perfusion was abandoned due to
the edema and poor circulation.
The perfusion was completed at 5:30am. During the perfusion there were 4 liters of 10%
Eg solution used, 7 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 1.39.
The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.41.
Dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin.
The patient was then placed in 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 and a half days. The patient
was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.
Comments: The edema in the body may have been due to the patient’s extended time spent in the hospital
and because of the delays the shipping funeral director faced. Local preplanning and standby could have resulted in better communication and faster transportation to CI.
 

The Cryonics Institute’s 134th Patient

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 134

CI patient #134 was a 63 year old male who died in England on July 15th, 2015 from cancer.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.

The patient had arrangements for standby, perfusion and dry ice transport to the CI facility with Cryonics UK.  Those details will be added to this report once they become available.Once the patient arrived at the CI facility he was cooled to liquid nitrogen temperature in the computer controlled cooling unit over a period of 5 days and 18 hours and then placed in a cryostat for long-term storage.

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