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Case Reports from March 2017

The Cryonics Institutes 151st Patient

Thursday, 16 March 2017 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 151


CI patient #151 was a 73 year old male from Ontario, Canada.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.


The patient was pronounced dead at the hospital on February 25, 2017. The patient’s family had been working on signing the contract and arranging the funds, but unfortunately, the patient’s health declined too rapidly and he died before the requirements were met. As a result, the patient was not able to be immediately accepted by CI and was not able to be perfused. The patient was transported to the local funeral home and packed in dry ice while the arrangements with CI were finalized. 



The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in dry ice, around noon on March 3rd, approximately 6 days after death. The patient was then placed into the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human cooling program from dry ice was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature 24 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.