The Cryonics Institute’s 122nd Patient
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 122
CI patient #122 was an 88 year old male from Florida who was under hospice care and died at home. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.
The next of kin had contracted with Suspended Animation for Standby, Stabilization and Transport services. The patient died on the afternoon of May 21, 2014. Suspended Animation team members were present when death occurred and followed their protocol for stabilization, cooling and washout. The patient was held at a local funeral home, where cooling was maintained, while they made arrangements to have the patient flown to Detroit Metro Airport on an 8am flight on May 22nd.
The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in water ice at approximately 1:30pm on the 22nd of May. Jim and Sara Walsh, CIs local cooperating funeral directors, were both present for the perfusion and the perfusion began at 2pm. A full body perfusion was performed.
The perfusion was completed at 3:30pm. During the perfusion there were 2.5 liters of 10% Eg solution used, 8 liters of 30 % Eg solution used and 53 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used. The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4185. The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4157. Considerable dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin.
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 and a half days. The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.
Comments: The perfusion went well due to the fact that the patient benefited from standby, stabilization, cooling and washout from Suspended Animation.