Case Reports from September 2019
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 179
CI patient #179 was an 84 year old female from New York. The patient was not a CI member at the time of her death.
The patient died on August 26, 2019 while vacationing with family in Peru. The patient’s next of kin contacted CI and instructions were given for how to make her a patient at CI. The protocol for a post-mortem sign up was followed. The next of kin contracted with a local funeral home to obtain the necessary paperwork for transportation, pack her in dry ice, and send her to our facility. A perfusion was not able to be performed due to these circumstances.
The patient arrived at the CI facility on September 19, 2019, approximately three weeks and three days after death. There was minimal dry ice in the container upon her arrival, but the patient was still frozen. 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 26 hours. The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.