Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 124
CI patient #124 was a 76 year old female who died in a Texas nursing home on July 30th, 2014. 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 at approximately 9:15pm on July 30th, 2014. The patient was packed in water ice and taken to the local funeral home where she was kept in water ice and refrigeration while flight arrangements were made and a transit permit was obtained.
The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in water ice at approximately 9:50pm on the 31st of July. Jim and Sara Walsh, CIs local cooperating funeral directors, were both present for the perfusion and the perfusion began at 10:25pm. A full body perfusion was attempted. However, edema quickly appeared in the body and the body perfusion was terminated and the perfusion efforts were then focused on the head and brain.
The perfusion was completed at midnight. During the perfusion there were 2 liters of 10% Eg solution used, 5 liters of 30 % Eg solution used and 19 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used. The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4192. The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4172. Dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin at the beginning of the perfusion. However, as the perfusion progressed, edema was noted and the perfusion was terminated.
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 13 hours. The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.
CI patient #123 was a 71 year old male from England. Due to the uncontrollable circumstances of this case, the patient was straight frozen without being perfused with cryoprotective solutions and was sent to the Cryonics Institute for long-term storage in liquid nitrogen.