The Cryonics Institutes 139th Patient
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 139
CI patient #139 was a CI member at the time of the patients death. The next of kin had contracted with a local funeral director to provide perfusion, dry ice cooling and transport services. The patient was perfused with CI’s vitrification solution, which was purchased from CI and immediately placed in dry ice. The funeral director then proceeded to obtain the necessary permits to transport the patient to the US in dry ice.
The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in dry ice. 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 12 hours. The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.