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The Cryonics Institute’s 93rd Patient

Sunday, 24 May 2009 by System Administrator

The Cryonics Institute's 93rd patient is a 43-year-old man who had legally changed his name in 2002 to William Constitution O'Rights (Bill O'Rights, name at birth: Billie Joe Bonsall). He described himself as an "extreme libertarian". He lived in the State of Maine and both of his parents had been born in Maine. Bill joined the Cryonics Institute (CI) in June 2000, but delayed making cryopreservation arrangements because he wanted to thoroughly analyze the contracts. He eventually completed his CI paperwork in July 2008.

The Cryonics Institute’s 92nd Patient: By Ben Best

Friday, 24 April 2009 by System Administrator

Shortly after 6:30am Eastern Time (3:30am California time) I received a call that the patient had deanimated. I had instructed that ice be packed around the patient's head — preferably sticking the patient's head in bag filled with ice. The hospice nurse told me that this was emotionally difficult for the patient's family to deal with. I told her to pack ice around the head in the best way that she could. I asked the CI funeral director to inform his Inman funeral director to pick up the patient. The nurse and the patient's wife phone several times asking when the funeral director would arrive. It seemed more like two hours than one hour before the funeral director arrived.

The Cryonics Institute’s 91st Patient: By Ben Best

Wednesday, 24 September 2008 by System Administrator

The 91st patient of the Cryonics Institute (CI) is Jackson (Jack) Zinn, a 65-year-old California lawyer with a long history of cryonics membership. Jack has had cryonics arrangements with the American Cryonics Society (of which he was once President), Trans Time, Alcor and most recently CI. He even tried to start his own cryonics organization (the International Cryonics Foundation). He involved himself in a number of cryonics-related legal cases, such as the fight to establish the legal right to cryonics in California. Jack may be most recently remembered for the "High Rollers" conferences that he organized in Laughlin, Nevada in the late 1990s.