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Read the Fourth Quarter 2021 Issue of Cryonics!

The current issue of Cryonics magazine, published online, packs in plenty of good reading. Following the explanation of the Donor Challenge, in “Limits to Limits to Growth”, Max More critically reviews the infamous and Malthusian 1972 Club of Rome’s report Limits to Growth and how its claims have held up since. An accompanying piece, “Peak […]

A-2798 becomes Alcor’s 188th patient

A-2798, a 36-year-old member with whole body cryopreservation arrangements, was declared legally deceased in December 2021 in Pennsylvania, USA. A standby was performed by Alcor’s partner, Suspended Animation (SA). SA performed a field blood substitution and transported the patient to Alcor where cryoprotective perfusion took place. A-2798 is Alcor’s 188th patient.

Alcor’s 50th Anniversary Donor Challenge

The highlight of the fourth quarter 2021 issue of Cryonics is Alcor’s ambitious 50th Anniversary Donor Challenge. Rather than ask for financial support, Alcor wants to earn your contribution by running a Donor Challenge! The Donor Challenge focuses on growing membership and awareness of cryonics. Donor Challenge allows you to pledge a donation and make […]

A-2999 became Alcor’s 187th patient in November 2021

A-2999, a 91-year-old male with neurocryopreservation arrangements, was declared legally dead in November 2021 in Colorado. A standby was not possible due to a rapid change in the member’s condition. A field cryoprotection was performed and then the patient was transported to Alcor. He became Alcor’s 187th patient. A full case report is being prepared.

Getting Better Part 2: Scarcity or Abundance?

Why have so many past predictions and forecasts about resources, health, wealth, and well-being turned out to be excessively pessimistic? In the second part of his “Getting Better” series, Max More details the errors of pessimists as exemplified by ecologist Paul Ehrlich. We can learn from historical fears such as the Great Horse Manure Crisis […]

Alcor Case Metrics 1967-1999

The third quarter 2021 issue of Cryonics magazine includes a new report on the meta-analysis project. This report looks at case metrics from 1967 through 1999. (Previous reports covered more recent cases.) This period covers the pre-vitrification era of high concentration glycerol perfusions. You can find out the percentage of local cases, autopsies, unattended (legal) […]

Alcor’s First Half Century Part 1: 1970-1976

Alcor Life Extension Foundation is in its 50th year. How did the organization get started? What inspired the founders? How was what they did different from the failed cryonics organizations of the 1960s? In “Alcor’s First Half Century Part 1: 1970-1976” cryonics historian Michael Perry reveals the details, covering the early years from  just before […]