On October 31, 2006, Alcor had 819 members on its Emergency Responsibility List. Six memberships were approved during this month, no memberships were reinstated, one (1) membership was cancelled and no members were cryopreserved. Overall, there was a net gain of five members this month.
Though we didn’t have any cryopreservations in the past two months, we had several member issues, not the least of which was three member surgeries and one emergency admission to the hospital. All these members were fine and released from their respective hospitals. One of these members was inspired to start wearing his medic alert tag after years of it gathering dust in a drawer, so it had that net positive effect.
We also had two last minute cases develop. One of these cases was declined because of a combination of a lack of funding and the extreme amount of time between cardiac arrest and the time the individual was discovered dead. The other is a case still in negotiation.