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.
The 95th patient of the Cryonics Institute (CI) is Curtis Henderson, an 82-year-old cryonics pioneer who was one of the 1965 founders of the Cryonics Society of New York. Historical details about Curtis can be found in a Wikipedia biography about him that I created. I have known Curtis for about 20 years. Curtis was among those who left Alcor to join CryoCare, and even in the 1990s I was worried about the quality of cryopreservation he would receive.