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The Cryonics Institute’s 96th Patient

Friday, 26 June 2009 by System Administrator

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 Cryonics Institute’s 95th Patient

Friday, 5 June 2009 by System Administrator

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.

The Cryonics Institute’s 93rd Patient

Sunday, 24 May 2009 by System Administrator

The Cryonics Institute's 93rd patient is a 43-year-old man who had legally changed his name in 2002 to William Constitution O'Rights (Bill O'Rights, name at birth: Billie Joe Bonsall). He described himself as an "extreme libertarian". He lived in the State of Maine and both of his parents had been born in Maine. Bill joined the Cryonics Institute (CI) in June 2000, but delayed making cryopreservation arrangements because he wanted to thoroughly analyze the contracts. He eventually completed his CI paperwork in July 2008.

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