The Cryonics Institute’s 109th Patient
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 109
CI patient #109 was a 72 year old male from Scotland who died from an apparent heart attack. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.
The patient died at home on February 28th, 2012 at approximately 2am. The death of the patient was not discovered until later that morning. A local funeral director worked with our cooperating funeral director in London to have the patient transported to London. It was determined that a perfusion would not be effective, and therefore a perfusion was not attempted. The patient was cooled in dry ice and prepared for transport to the Cryonics Institute facility.
The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in dry ice, on March 2nd, 2012. The patient was then placed in the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature. The program to cool from dry ice to liquid nitrogen was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was 24 hours. The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.