Case Reports from October 2019
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 180
CI patient #180 was a 70 year old female from Tennessee. The patient was not a CI member at the time of her death.
The patient died on September 19, 2019. 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 postmortem 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 27, 2019, approximately eight days after death. There was more than sufficient dry ice upon her arrival and the patient was at -80c. 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 25 hours. The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.