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The Cryonics Institutes 150th Patient

by System Administrator / Monday, 20 February 2017 /


Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 150


CI patient #150 was a 69 year old male from Florida.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death. 


The patient died at home on February 1, 2017. The next of kin had made arrangements with a local funeral director for the patient’s transport. The funeral director arrived at the home promptly after receiving the first call and the patient was cooled down with ice. The funeral director then transported the patient back to the funeral home, where the patient was kept in a refrigeration unit while permits and flight arrangements were obtained. 


The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in ice, at 7:15 pm on the 2nd of February, approximately 32 hours after death.  The nasal temperature was 4.2c. The perfusion was started at 8:01pm. 


Sara Walsh and Hillary McCauley performed the perfusion. During the perfusion there was 2 liters of 10% Eg solution used, 2 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 23 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used. Perfusion to the body was stopped at 8:08 pm, almost immediately after beginning the perfusion, as the abdomen began to swell very quickly. There were only minimal clots noted during perfusion. The perfusion to the head was complete at 9:24 pm. The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4232. The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4216. The average perfusion pressure was held at 120mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at 2.82 liters per minute and was reduced to 0.51 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was -4.6c at the end of the perfusion. There was only slight edema in the lips, cheeks, brow and eyelids, but none on the top of the head. There was bronzing of the skin noted on the head and face of the patient. 


The patient was then placed into 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 11 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.