Case Reports from February 2021
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 205
CI patient #205 was a 79 year old male from Texas. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.
The patient died on February 21, 2021. The patient was found dead at his home, Sunday morning, from an apparent heart attack. It is estimated that death occurred sometime between midnight and 8am. Because the death was not observed, the patient did not receive prompt cooling or heparin. A local funeral director that the patient had previously contracted with, retrieved the patient from the place of death and brought him back to their funeral home. The patient was packed in water ice and refrigerated while the funeral director worked to obtain a transit permit and arrange a flight. The patient flew out of Texas on February 22nd at 8am. The patient arrived at Detroit Metro Airport at 4:30pm, where he was picked up and brought to the CI facility. The patient arrived at our facility at 7:35pm. The nasal temperature of the patient was 2.9c. The perfusion started at 7:50pm. Many blood clots were observed. At the start of the perfusion there was good flow of effluents from the left jugular vein and very minimal flow from the right jugular. The perfusion was terminated at 8:15pm because of excessive edema in the head and face, and the flow from the jugulars had ceased.
The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature. The cooling of the patient to -196 took 88 hours. The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 204
CI patient #204 was a 90 year old female from Norway. The patient was a CI member at the time of her death.
The patient died on January 13th, 2021. The patient was frozen in dry ice, because a perfusion could not be arranged. The patient was kept in dry ice at a funeral home in Oslo, Norway until transportation arrangements could be made.
The patient was transported on dry ice to the CI facility on February 18th, 2021.
The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature. The straight freeze 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.
CI patient #203 was a 69 year old male from Massachusetts. The patient was a CI member and hospitalized for cancer treatments at the time of his death.
The patient died on February 3rd, 2020 at about 5pm. The patient was covered in ice and taken to the hospital morgue. A local funeral director retrieved the patient from the morgue, returned to his funeral home, packed the patient in ice and worked on obtaining a transit permit and flight to Michigan. The patient arrived at the CI facility on Feruary 4th at 5:25pm, about 24 and 30 minutes after death. Upon the patient’s arrival at the CI facility, he was transferred to the operating table in the perfusion room. The nasal temperature upon his arrival was 3.4c.