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The Cryonics Institutes 140th Patient

by System Administrator / Wednesday, 16 November 2016 /

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 140


CI patient #140 was an 84 year old male from California.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.


The next of kin had contracted with a local funeral director to provide initial cooling and transport services.  The patient died in the morning on September 30, 2016.  The patient’s head was covered in water ice by the hospital staff and the local funeral director injected heparin and performed chest compressions.  The patient was then taken to the funeral home and kept in water ice and refrigeration while transit permits were obtained.



The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in ice, at 9:10am on the 2nd of October, approximately 48 hours after death.  The nasal temperature was 4c. A few clots were observed during the beginning of the perfusion, but none after that.  There was good return from the jugular veins.


Hillary McCauley performed the perfusion.  The perfusion was completed at 10:30 am.  During the perfusion there were 6 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 15 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4277.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4335.  The average perfusion pressure was held at 132mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at 1.6 liters per minute and was reduced to .4 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion.  Considerable dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin.  A small amount of edema was noted in the eyelids.  There was some uptake of cryoprotective solution noted in the body as was evidenced by some dehydration and bronzing of the skin. There was no circulation below the knees.


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