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The Cryonics Institutes 221st Patient

by System Administrator / Thursday, 17 March 2022 /


Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 221


CI patient #221 was an 85 year old male from Canada. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death. 


The patient died at hospice facility in Canada at approximately 7 pm on March 4th, 2022. The patient was picked up by a local company that serves funeral homes and brought back to their facility where he was put in refrigeration with ice around him.  The amount of ice used to pack around him is unknown and the amount used during transport was inadequate.  The next day the permits were obtained for transport, and he was driven to the CI facility


The patient arrived at the CI facility on March 5th at 5:35pm.  The nasal temperature upon his arrival was 13.4c and there were only four bags of ice in with the patient.


The perfusion was started at 6:10pm and it was completed at 7pm.  An attempt to perfuse the body was made, but the body perfusion was terminated due to edema in the abdomen.  During the perfusion there were 2 liters of 10% Eg solution and 2 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 14 liters of 70% VM1 solution used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4225.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4187. The average perfusion pressure was held at 106mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at .36 liters per minute and that flow rate was maintained until the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was 5.9c at the end of the perfusion.


There were no blood clots noted during the perfusion and there was reduced flow from the jugular veins as the perfusion progressed. Bronzing was observed in the head and face of the patient but edema started to show near the end of the perfusion.


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 13 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.