Alcor News

Alcor News

News Blog of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation

Personnel Changes

Alcor is pleased to announce the appointment of Bonnie Magee to the position of Finance Director. Bonnie comes to us with nearly a decade of experience in business audits and reviews. She will utilize her expertise and problem-solving initiative to undertake a wide variety of financial challenges. We would like to thank Sheila Kimbrell for her years of service at Alcor and wish her the best of luck in the future.

Another staff change that has taken place is the departure of Regina Pancake. We would like to express our appreciation for her contributions as Alcor’s Readiness Coordinator since 2007. We wish her well in her future endeavors.

Readiness

Member Watch
Alcor currently has 8 members on our “watch list”. These individual situations range from pre-operative awareness and post-operative follow-up to monitoring the status of fragile members due to age and/or current medical conditions.

New Statistics (as of September 30, 2009)

Membership
Alcor has 905 members on its Emergency Responsibility List. Five memberships were approved during this month; no memberships were reinstated; three memberships were cancelled; and no members were cryopreserved. Overall, there was a net gain of two members this month.

Applicant
Alcor has 62 applicants for membership. Seven new applicants were added; five applicants were converted to members; and no applicants were cancelled resulting in net gain of 2 applicants for this month.

Info Pack
Alcor received 136 info pack requests. Eleven were handed out during facility tours or from special request. The average total of 167 info packs sent per month in 2009 is compared to 173 in 2008.

Site Access
The number of distinct computers that accessed the Alcor website in each of the past thirteen months are:
23,083 September
24,261 October
23,218 November
35,020 December
35,741 January
31,625 February
28,479 March
29,313 April
27,819 May
26,770 June
30,857 July
28,739 August
27,544 September

The website working group reported that on October 2nd, the web traffic was fifteen times more than usual.