A 96-year-old cryonicist and former engineer is cryonically preserved after deanimation and transfered to the Cryonics Institute (CI) for storage in liquid nitrogen. In the morning of Sunday, February 17, he was perfused about 11 hours after deanimation. He was transfered on dry ice at -78°C from Frankfurt to Detroit 6 days later, on February 23. Afterwards the patient was further cooled to -196°C over 5,5 days and subsequently moved to his cryostat for permanent storage, on March 1.
Before, the son of the patient had strongly supported his fathers wish for a cryonics treatment. Because of this dedication, it was possible to close a storage contract and to make sure the cryonics on-site treatment. Cryonics Germany helped with the formalities of the storage contract, performed the perfusion and organized the transfer to the USA on dry ice. More details about the process of the case can be found in the CI case report:
This was the first whole body cryonics case with a VM1 perfusion performed in Germany. The first perfusion of a cryonicist in Germany took place already in 1996 with glycerin. This substance is, however, not used anymore. Another German whole body case took place in 2007 where the patient was transfered to the USA on water ice and perfused at CI after arrival.
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