The Cryonics Institute’s 177th patient
Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 177
CI patient #177 was a 68 year old male from New Jersey. The patient was not a CI member at the time of his death.
The patient died at home on June 14, 2019. The patient’s next of kin contacted CI after the death had already occurred and instructions were given for how to make him a patient at CI. The CI protocol for post-mortem non members was followed. The next of kin contracted with a local funeral home to pack him in dry ice and store him for the minimum two week period while the contracts and funding were organized. A perfusion was not able to be performed due to these circumstances.
The patient arrived at the CI facility, in dry ice, on July 8, 2019, just over three weeks after death. The patient was then placed into the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature. The human cooling program from dry ice 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.