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The Cryonics Institutes 186th Patient

by System Administrator / Wednesday, 10 June 2020 /


Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 186


CI patient #186 was an 81 year old male from Vancouver British Columbia. The patient was a CI member and hospitalized at the time of his death.  


The patient died on April 22, 2020.  Because of restrictions in travel and very limited flights, due to the corona virus, it was determined that it would not be possible to get the patient to CI within 48 hours for a perfusion.  Because there was nobody available to perfuse the patient in his area, a decision was made to straight freeze the patient without cryoprotective solutions. The patient was placed in dry ice after he died.  The patient was stored in dry ice in Vancouver, BC until transit could be arranged to the US.  Once the details for transit were in place, the patient was transported to Detroit Metro Airport, where he was picked up and brought to the facility.  The patient arrived at our facility on April 29, 2020.


The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human dry ice 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.