The Cryonics Institute’s 116th Patient
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 116
CI patient #116 was a 48 year old male from New Zealand who died in a New Zealand Hospice Center on April 24th, 2013. The patient died due to Renal Cell Cancer. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.
The patients next of kin had contracted with a local funeral director to provide initial cooling, perfusion and transportation services. The patient died on April 24th, 2013. The patient was packed in water ice and driven to the local funeral directors facility. CI had previously sent the cooperating funeral director a set of vitrification solutions and heparin. The cooperating funeral director perfused the patient through the right and left carotid arteries using CIs vitrification solutions. The patient was then maintained in dry ice until the funeral director was able to collect the necessary documents for transit to the US. Once the documents were in order, and transportation was arranged, the patient was flown to the US in dry ice.
The patient arrived at the CI facility on May 2nd, 2013. The patient was held in dry ice at the CI facility for six days because patient #115 had just been placed in the computer controlled cooling chamber. Once patient #115 reached liquid nitrogen temperature and was moved into a cryostat, patient #116 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 and a half days. The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.