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Case Reports from August 2018

The Cryonics Institute’s 171st Patient

Friday, 3 August 2018 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 171


CI patient #171 was a 55 year old female from New York.  The patient was not a CI member at the time of her death.


The patient died on July 10, 2018. The patient’s next of kin contacted CI after the death had already occurred and instructions were given for how to make her a patient at CI. The CI protocol for post-mortem non members was followed. The next of kin contracted with a local funeral home to pack her in dry ice and store her for the required two week period while the contracts and funding were organized. A perfusion was not able to be performed due to these circumstances. 


The patient arrived at the CI facility, in dry ice, during the early morning hours of July 25th, approximately two weeks 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 was 24 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.