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Case Reports from January 2021

The Cryonics Institutes 202nd Patient

Thursday, 21 January 2021 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 202

 

CI patient #202 was an 85 year old male from Canada. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death, but he did not have a contract or funding in place with CI.  The patient died on January 14th around 1pm.  The patient was put in dry ice.  The patient arrived at the CI facility at 8pm on January 15th.

 

The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human vitrification program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was five and a half days.  The reason the vitrification program was selected was because another patient that was perfused was going to be simultaneously cooled with this patient.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.

The Cryonics Institutes 201st Patient

Thursday, 21 January 2021 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 201

CI patient #201 was a 90 year old male from New York, who died in Germany. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.  The patient died in Germany on January 8th and the Cryonics Germany group perfused him and cooled him in dry ice.  He was held in dry ice until the transit permit and a flight could be arranged.

Following is the case report provided by Cryonics Germany.

  • On Friday, Jan. 8th 2021 Prof. Peter Gouras, born 15.04 1930, passed away at 5.18 p.m.
  •     Klaus Sames had been in contact with Dr. Eckhart Gouras, son of the deceased, to plan the cryonics suspension and Benni Hampel, whom he had informed, also gave advise in cooperation with Dr. Emil Kendziorra concerning the stabilization.
  •     No coagulant was given since the patient had suffered from a severe impairment of blood coagulation. Klaus had provided a doctor’s guidance for cryonics suspension, but no medicals were given post mortem.
  •     The medical inquest normally lasting more than 2 hrs. needed 1hr and 45 min. It could be held short on entreaty of E. Gouras.
  •     During that time the room was cooled as well as possible with open windows.
  •     The transport to the funeral home in Bühl lasted 10min.

The Cryonics Institutes 200th Patient

Sunday, 10 January 2021 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 200

 

CI patient #200 was an 88 year old female from Virginia. The patient was not a CI member at the time of her death. 

 

The patient died on December 19th, 2020.  The dry ice protocol and minimum two week storage in dry ice at a local funeral home in Virginia was followed.  Once all requirements were met, the patient was transported to CI on the 6th of January, 2021.

 

The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human dry ice program 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.

The Cryonics Institutes 199th Patient

Sunday, 10 January 2021 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 199

 

CI patient #199 is an American Cryonics Society patient that is being cared for at the Cryonics Institute facility under the CI/ACS Storage Agreement.  Details of the case are confidential ACS information.

The Cryonics Institute’s 198th Patient

Friday, 1 January 2021 by System Administrator

CI patient #198 was a 48 year old male from New York.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death. 

Standby, stabilization, and transportation arrangements were made in advance with Suspended Animation (SA). SA arrived with their equipment for standby at the patient’s home, where he was under hospice care. The patient died at about 9pm on December 14th, 2020. After the patient was legally pronounced deceased, and released to SA, they performed their procedures for cool-down and stabilization. (A detailed case report will be provided by Suspended Animation.) After SA’s procedures were complete, the patient was packed in ice and prepared for transportation to the CI facility.  Once the transit permit was obtained, the patient was driven to CI.  The patient was driven to CI instead of being flown, because a flight was not available until the next day to Covid slow-downs with the airlines.

The Cryonics Institute’s 197th Patient

Friday, 1 January 2021 by System Administrator

CI patient #197 was a 95 year old male from Maine.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.

Standby, stabilization, and transportation arrangements were made in advance with Suspended Animation (SA). Suspended Animation arrived with their equipment for standby at the patient’s home, where he was under hospice care. The patient died in the late morning on October 19th, 2020. After the patient was legally pronounced deceased and released to SA, they performed their procedures for cool-down and stabilization. (A detailed case report will be provided by Suspended Animation.) After SA’s procedures were complete, the patient was packed in ice and prepared for transportation by commercial airline.

The Cryonics Institue’s 196th Patient

Friday, 1 January 2021 by System Administrator

CI patient #196 was a 91 year old female from Pennsylvania.  The patient was a CI member at the time of her death, but a recent member with no time to sign a contract and arrange for funding.

The patient died on September 28, 2020.  The patient was held on dry ice in a funeral home in Pennsylvania until funding and a contract could be arranged.  The patient was then transported to the CI facility on October 7, 2020.  The patient was cooled to liquid nitrogen temperature in the computer controlled cooling unit over the course of 25 hours and placed in a cryostat for long-term storage in liquid nitrogen.

The Cryonics Institute’s 195th Patient

Friday, 1 January 2021 by System Administrator

CI patient #195 was a 42 year old female from Portugal.  The patient was not a CI member at the time of her death.

The patient died on September 25, 2020.  The International Cryomedical Experts performed the perfusion, and transport to the US in dry ice.  Their report will be added when available.  The patient arrived at the CI facility on October 6, 2020 and was cooled to dry ice temperature in the computer controlled cooling unit over the course of five days and 12 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long term cryogenic storage.

The Cryonics Institute’s 194th Patient

Friday, 1 January 2021 by System Administrator

CI patient #194 was a 62 year old male from Washington State. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death. 

The patient died on September 18th, 2020.  Because the patient did not provide updated funding for his contract in well over 10 years, despite being asked for it several times, CI could not accept the patient until funding was confirmed.  The patient did not leave any information on who to contact to confirm funding, which led to more delays.  Because the patient died on a Friday, funding could not be confirmed until Tuesday morning.  This lead to the patient being straight frozen without cryoprotective solution.

The Cryonics Institute’s 193rd Patient

Friday, 1 January 2021 by System Administrator

CI patient #193 was a 46 year old female from California. The patient was a CI member and hospitalized for pancreatic cancer at the time of her death. 

The patient died on September 19th, 2020 at approximately 8am.  The patient was signed up for the services of Suspended Animation (SA) and SA team members were present at the time of death.  A report from SA will be available once it has been completed. Because of the restrictions due to the corona virus, obtaining transit permits and arranging for transport to Michigan was challenging.  The patient arrived at Detroit Metro Airport on September 21st at 6am, packed in water ice.  Because of issues with Detroit Metro Airport cargo, the patient was not released for several hours and arrived at the CI facility at 11:45am.

The perfusion started at 12:45pm and was finished at 1:55pm.  A total of 3 liters of 30%EG and 19 liters of 70% VM1 were used.  Sampling was taken only from the left jugular, as the right jugular was compromised.  The final refractive index of the effluent from the left jugular was 2.4227.  Slight edema in the face was noted.

The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human vitrification program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was 5 days and 12 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.

The Cryonics Institute’s 192nd Patient

Friday, 1 January 2021 by System Administrator

CI patient #192 was not a CI member at the time of the patient’s death.  The patient was not perfused and was straight frozen in dry ice.  The patient was cooled to liquid nitrogen temperature over a period of 25 hours and placed in a cryostat for long term storage.  We do not have permission to disclose details of this case.

The Cryonics Institutes 191st Patient

Friday, 1 January 2021 by System Administrator

CI patient #191 was a 57 year old male from Germany.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.  The patient had contracted with Cryonics Germany for perfusion and transport services.

The patient deanimated on August 13th, 2020. A report from Cryonics Germany will be made available once we receive it, and upon their approval.

The patient arrived at the CI facility. packed in dry ice, at 9pm on August 23rd.  The patient was placed in the computer controlled cooling unit to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The cooling took five days and 12 hours to complete.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long term storage.

The Cryonics Institute’s 190th Patient

Friday, 1 January 2021 by System Administrator

CI patient #190 was a 77 year old female from Italy.  The patient was a CI member at the time of her death.

The patient deanimated on August 7th, 2020 at 1:50pm.  The patient was not expected to die as soon as she did, and no arrangements for perfusion could be made.  The patient was frozen in dry ice until arrangements for transport to CI could be made.

The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in dry ice, on August 21st, 2020 at 1:30am. The patient was placed in the computer controlled cooling unit to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature, which took 25 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long term storage.

The Cryonics Institute’s 189th Patient

Friday, 1 January 2021 by System Administrator

CI patient #189 was a 76 year old male from Florida.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.

The patient deanimated on August 16th, 2020 at 8:03pm. A local funeral director went to the hospital, picked up the patient and cooled him in water ice.  The patient was then prepared for transport to the CI facility in water ice.

The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in ice, at 1am on August 18th, approximately 29 hours after death was pronounced. Nasal temperature was 5.5c upon arrival. The patient was transferred to the operating table and the perfusion was started at 2:17am.

Hillary Martenson performed the perfusion. During the perfusion there was 3 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 12 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used. The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4214.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4217.  The average perfusion pressure was held at 118mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at .75 liters per minute and was reduced to ..64 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. Nasal temperature was .8c at the end of the perfusion.

A decision to perfuse only the head was made based on prior requests of the patient.  Dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin.

The patient was then placed in the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human vitrification program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was five days and 12 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.

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