Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 115
CI patient #115 was a 73 year old male who died in a Michigan hospital on May 2nd, 2013 after being hospitalized for several weeks with heart problems. The patient was a long time CI member who lived in Michigan.
The patients condition continued to deteriorate and a decision was made to remove the patient from the ventilator. The hospital agreed to leave a heparin drip in place after the ventilator was removed. The patient died about an hour and thirty minutes after being removed from the ventilator on May 2nd, 2013 at 1:44pm. CI personal and a local funeral director were on site at the hospital when the patient died. The patient was injected with extra heparin, packed in water ice and driven to the CI facility by the local funeral director.
Jim and Sara Walsh, CIs local cooperating funeral directors, were both present for the perfusion and the perfusion began at 3:40pm. No clots were observed in the blood during the perfusion. The patients body and head were both perfused, as he previously requested on his Perfusion Preference Statement.
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 114
CI patient #114 was a 84 year old female who died in a Tennessee hospital on January 16th, 2013 after being hospitalized for several weeks after an apparent stroke. 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 early morning hours of January 16th, 2013. The patient was packed in water ice and driven to the CI facility by the local funeral director that the next of kin recently contracted with. Heparin was not administered by the hospital or funeral director.
The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in water ice at approximately 4:30pm on the 16th of January. Jim and Sara Walsh, CIs local cooperating funeral directors, were both present for the perfusion and the perfusion began at 5pm. Due to the fact that clotting of the blood was noted in the body, the perfusion efforts were focused on the head and brain.