On Wednesday February 6, 2013, confidential Alcor member A-1349 was pronounced and cryopreservation procedures were begun immediately on Alcor’s behalf by Suspended Animation.
A-1349, a whole-body member aged 77, became Alcor’s 115th patient. Pronouncement occurred shortly after midnight on the east coast, and the patient arrived at Alcor at 2:46pm. One notable aspect of the procedure on the Scottsdale end was that we used a new surgeon for the case. This surgeon had observed surgery on two previous cases and so was familiar with the process. We were very happy with her performance, and are glad to deepen our reserve of suitable surgeons for cryonics procedures.