Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 153
CI patient #153 was a 95 year old female from Florida. The patient was a CI member at the time of her death.
The patient died in the hospital during the morning of April 23, 2017. The nurses at the hospital administered heparin and the patient was cooled down promptly after death was pronounced. The next of kin had made arrangements with a local funeral director for the patient’s transport. The funeral director arrived at the hospital promptly after the death and the patient was transported to the funeral home and remained in water ice while flight arrangements for that afternoon were made.
The patient arrived at the CI facility, in water ice, at 6 pm on the 23rd of April, approximately 11 hours after death. The nasal temperature was 7c.
Hillary McCauley performed the perfusion. The perfusion was completed at 8:55 pm. During the perfusion there were 4 liters of 10% Eg solution used, 5 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 10 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used. The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4206. The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4175. The average perfusion pressure was held at 125mm and metal cannulas were used. Flow rate started at 1.54 liters per minute and was reduced to 0.29 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was 6.9c at the end of the perfusion. There were no blood clots noted during the perfusion and there was adequate drainage from the jugular veins. Efforts were made to perfuse the entire body, but the decision was made to perfuse only the patient’s head due to rapid distention of the abdomen and the absence of any evidence showing the perfusate was reaching the extremities. Considerable dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin. Minimal edema was noted in the face at the end of the perfusion. The perfusion of the head was very successful.
The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature. The human vitrification program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was five days and 11 hours. The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 152
CI patient #152 was a 54 year old female from California. The patient was not a CI member at the time of her death.
The patient was pronounced dead at the hospital on March 25, 2017. The patient’s next of kin contacted CI after the death had already occurred and instructions were given for how to make his wife a patient at CI. The CI protocol for post-mortem non members was followed. The next of kin contracted with a local funeral home to remove the patient from the hospital, pack her in dry ice, and store her for the minimum two week period while the contracts and funding were organized. A perfusion was not able to be performed due to these circumstances.
The patient arrived at the CI facility, in dry ice, around midnight on April 14th, almost three weeks after death. The patient was then placed into the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature. The human cooling program from dry ice was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature 24 hours. The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.