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The Cryonics Institutes 142nd Patient

by System Administrator / Wednesday, 16 November 2016 /


Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 142


CI patient #142 was a 61 year old male from New York.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.


The patient died in the hospital during the late evening on October 23, 2016.  The family made arrangements with a local funeral director for the patient’s transport. The funeral director arrived at the hospital promptly after death was pronounced and the patient was taken back to the funeral home and put into refrigeration immediately for cooling while the transit permit and flight arrangements were obtained.  


The patient arrived at the CI facility, packed in ice, at 12:45 am on the 25th of October, approximately 25 hours after death.  The nasal temperature was 6.9c. Many clots were noted during the perfusion, but there was still good return from the jugular veins.


Hillary McCauley performed the perfusion.  The perfusion was completed at 2:20 am.  During the perfusion there were 5 liters of 10% Eg solution used, 8 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 1.4152.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.422.  The average perfusion pressure was held at 130mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at 0.94 liters per minute and was reduced to 0.34 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was 1.9c at the end of the perfusion. Considerable dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing color of the skin. There was only slight edema noted in the eyelids. The bronzing color of the skin was very evident in the neck and shoulders of the patient, but very little on the patient’s extremities. 


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.