Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 118
CI patient #118 was a 50 year old male who died at home, due to cancer, in Nova Scotia, Canada on August 28th, 2013. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death and was under hospice care.
The next of kin had contracted with a local funeral director to provide initial cooling and transport services. The next of kin arranged for CI to send an insulated Ziegler shipping container to the local funeral director. The patient died sometime between 2am and 6:30 am on the 28th. Heparin was not administered by the funeral director because the death was not observed and too much time had passed. The patient was packed in water ice and flown to Toronto. A funeral director from Toronto then drove the patient to the CI facility. The patient arrived at the CI facility at 1:45am on the 29th, less than 24 hours after the death of the patient.
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 117
CI patient number 117 is Sylvia Ann Sinclair. Permission to make public the name of this patient was granted by the patient’s husband, Alan Sinclair. Sylvia Sinclair was received at CI on May 21st, 2013. She was 66 years old when she died. When Mrs. Sinclair was received by CI, she had already been perfused with CI’s vitrification solution and cooled in dry ice by Cryonics-UK team members and their cooperating funeral directors. Upon arrival at CI she was further cooled in the computer controlled cooling chamber to liquid nitrogen temperature over a period of five and a half days and then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage. Below is a case report that was written by Cryonics-UK team member Mike Carter and is being shared with his permission.
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 116
CI patient #116 was a 48 year old male from New Zealand who died in a New Zealand Hospice Center on April 24th, 2013. The patient died due to Renal Cell Cancer. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.
The patients next of kin had contracted with a local funeral director to provide initial cooling, perfusion and transportation services. The patient died on April 24th, 2013. The patient was packed in water ice and driven to the local funeral directors facility. CI had previously sent the cooperating funeral director a set of vitrification solutions and heparin. The cooperating funeral director perfused the patient through the right and left carotid arteries using CIs vitrification solutions. The patient was then maintained in dry ice until the funeral director was able to collect the necessary documents for transit to the US. Once the documents were in order, and transportation was arranged, the patient was flown to the US in dry ice.