The Cryonics Institute’s 131st Patient
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 131
CI patient #131 was a 90 year old male from Colorado. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.
The patient had contracted with a local funeral director to provide initial cooling and transport services. The patient died in a hospice facility at about 11pm on March 18, 2015. The patient was packed in water ice by the hospice nurses and the funeral director was contacted. The funeral director took the patient from the hospice facility to their funeral home and placed the patient in refrigeration with water ice packed around the patient. Heparin was not administered by the hospice or by the funeral home.
The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in water ice at approximately 9pm on the 20th of March. Sara Walsh, CIs local cooperating funeral director, was present for the perfusion and the perfusion began at about 10 pm. Perfusion efforts were concentrated on the head, but because of considerable edema and very little return from the jugular veins, the perfusion was stopped before saturation of the tissues was achieved. One liter of 10% EG, 4 liters of 30% EG and 3 liters of 70%VM1 was used.
The patient was placed in the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature over a 36 hour period. The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.