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The Cryonics Institutes 215th Patient

by System Administrator / Tuesday, 12 October 2021 /


Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 215


CI patient #215 was a 92 year old male from Florida. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death. 


The patient died in the hospital at approximately 7 pm on October 4th, 2021. The hospital staff injected Heparin and performed chest compressions.  They packed the patient’s head in ice.  A cooperating funeral director removed the patient from the hospital and arranged for transportation of the patient to Michigan.


The patient arrived at the CI facility on October 5th, 2021 at 3:40pm.  The perfusion was started at 4:02pm.  The perfusion was completed at 4:57pm.  During the perfusion there were 3 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 18 liters of 70% VM1 solution used.  Only the patient’s head was perfused.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4196.  It was not possible to get samples from the left jugular as tere was no flow from it.  The average perfusion pressure was held at 121mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at .45 liters per minute and remained at .45 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was -2.5c at the end of the perfusion.


There was edema noted in the head and face.  The perfusion was ended before the refractive index of 1.42 could be reached due to the edema.


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.