The 100th patient of the Cryonics Institute (CI) is an 84-year-old man who was a World War II veteran for the United States Air Force. The patient had been a mink farmer for most of his life, but he had a great appreciation for science and the potential of future science. He loved baseball, he loved playing the accordion, and he was fascinated by the thought of intelligent life elsewhere in space. When he developed Parkinson's disease he read every book on the subject he could find. His son would quote his father as the source of an aphorism: "Accurate knowledge is the basis of correct opinion".
The 97th patient of the Cryonics Institute (CI) has been a CI Member since 1986, and was active in cryonics since its inception. The patient came to many of the annual CI meetings, and had been meticulous in ensuring that his physician, funeral director, and others were well informed and well prepared concerning his cryonics wishes.
The 96th patient of the Cryonics Institute (CI) patient is a 67-year-old woman. She was straight-frozen and shipped by plane to Detroit in dry ice from a state outside of Michigan.
CI's funeral director picked-up the patient at the Detroit airport and arrived at CI at about 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 15th. Insofar as the patient was a straight-freeze beginning at dry ice temperature (about −80ºC) down to liquid nitrogen temperature (about −196ºC) the patient was wrapped in a closed sleeping bag and completely tied to a backboard. Complete wrapping and tying is not done until after cooling in the cooling box for a patient that has been perfused.