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Does the Cryonics Institute accept donations? Yes!


Donations to the Cryonics Institute enable us to further advance the cause of cryonics. With additional funds, we can do more outreach, provide even better service to our members and patients and improve our equipment, processes and technology.  It's important to note that donations to CI go to operational costs, infrastructure, outreach and research. CI operates as a volunteer organization with only a handful of key operations personnel receiving compensation. All other staff, including our Board of Directors, volunteer their time and services without pay.

We as an organization also welcome skilled, professional-level volunteer help. If you're interested in advancing the cause of cryonics and have skills in writing, desktop or web publishing, public speaking, medical experience or other relevant organizational, public relations or medical skills, we'd love to hear from you. If you’d like to help the cause by donating some time, please contact us.

Donating to CI by Check, Credit Card or PayPal

To donate to CI by mail, please send your check or money order to the Cryonics Institute, 24355 Sorrentino Court, Clinton Township, MI 48035 USA (payable to the Cryonics Institute).

To make a cash donation to the Cryonics Institute, please phone (586) 791−5961 during normal business hours with your credit card information (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.) To donate with a credit card online, please click the button below to make a one-time donation or subscribe to a recurring donation plan. Recurring plans can be for any amount you choose and may be changed or cancelled at any time should you choose to do so.

Every little bit helps

You can support CI by arranging for regular small donations from a credit card, or by making a one-time donation in any amount - giving doesn't have to hurt, and every little bit helps.

If you're not currently a CI Member, but are interested in advancing the cause of cryonics, you can also make a significant contribution by joining. Annual or Lifetime Memberships are available at very reasonable costs and offer a number of benefits including reduced costs for cryopreservation services for Annual Members and a free subscription to Long Life Magazine. Please note, Membership is a prerequisite for cryopreservation services, however membership in no way obligates you to sign up for cryopreservation unless you choose to.

Cryonics Institute Members who are funding cryopreservation through life insurance can help the cause by increasing the amount of coverage to a figure well above the minimum required for cryopreservation, usually for only a negligible increase in premiums. We strongly recommend this option, not only for donations, but also to help patients' families cover the additional costs associated with a cryopreservation including standby, funeral director services and transport.  Any funds above and beyond cryopreservation and associated costs can be earmarked as a donation to help strengthen our organization for the future.

Some of the most generous and helpful donations we receive are in the form of bequests. Members can make CI the beneficiary of a portion of their estate, so that the organization that is keeping them cryopreserved will be stronger and more certain to be able to maintain them in cryopreservation for as long as necessary.

Please note, although CI is a non-profit corporation we are not a charitable corporation, therefore contributions to CI are not tax-deductible.

Giving For Research

Our Research Department until 2008 was headed by Dr. Yuri Pichugin, a Ph.D cryobiologist with well over twenty years experience, and nearly forty publications in peer-reviewed professional journals to his credit. More recently, cryonics research has been done by contract with Advanced Neural Biosciences.

Advanced Neural Biosciences is an Oregon research company run by Aschwin and Chana de Wolf. Chana de Wolf has a Master's degree in neurobiology and Aschwin has extensive cryonics experience working for many cryonics organizations, including doing cryonics research. Currently, their focus has been on improving perfusion on ischemic patients.

Please visit our Research section for a review of CI’s past and current inititatives. Please contact CI directly to learn about specific research initiatives and research donation options.