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The Cryonics Institutes 203rd Patient

by System Administrator / Friday, 5 February 2021 /

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Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 203

CI patient #203 was a 69 year old male from Massachusetts. The patient was a CI member and hospitalized for cancer treatments at the time of his death. 

The patient died on February 3rd, 2020 at about 5pm.  The patient was covered in ice and taken to the hospital morgue.  A local funeral director retrieved the patient from the morgue, returned to his funeral home, packed the patient in ice and worked on obtaining a transit permit and flight to Michigan.  The patient arrived at the CI facility on Feruary 4th at 5:25pm, about 24 and 30 minutes after death.  Upon the patient’s arrival at the CI facility, he was transferred to the operating table in the perfusion room. The nasal temperature upon his arrival was 3.4c.

The perfusion was completed at 7:05pm.  Only the patient’s head was perfused.  During the perfusion there were 2 liters of 10% Eg solution, 2 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 8 liters of 70% VM1 solution used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4252.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4243. The average perfusion pressure was held at 115mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at 1.3 liters per minute and was reduced to 1.2 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was 1.2cc at the end of the perfusion.

No clots were noted in the blood.  Patchy dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing of the skin.  Edema in the lips, chin and on the left side of the face was noted at the end of the perfusion.  The carotid arteries were sclerotic and the return from the left jugular vein was minimal while the return from the right jugular was normal.

The patient was then transferred to 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.

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