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Case Reports from July 2015

The Cryonics Institute’s 133rd Patient

Friday, 24 July 2015 by System Administrator


Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 133

CI patient #133 was a 97 year old female who died in a Georgia hospital on June 18th, 2015.  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 next of kin also worked with the hospital to arrange for heparin to be injected and chest compressions given at the time of death.  The patient died at about 8pm on the 18th of June, 2015.  The patient was injected with heparin, given chest compressions and placed in a body bag full of water ice.  The patient was then taken to the cooperating funeral home and kept in ice and refrigeration while arrangements for a flight to Michigan were made.

The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in water ice at approximately 11pm on the 19th of June.  Jim and Sara Walsh, CIs local cooperating funeral directors, were both present for the perfusion and the perfusion began at 11:30pm.  A full body perfusion was performed and there were no signs of clotting in the blood.

The perfusion was completed at 12:42am.  During the perfusion there were 5 liters of 10% Eg solution used, 10 liters of 30 % Eg solution used and 34 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4202.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4189.  The refractive index of the effluents from the body was 1.4144.  Considerable dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin.  There was some dehydration and bronzing in the body, but not to the extent of the face.  No edema was noted.

The patient was then placed in 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 14 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.

 


 

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