A-1604, a 53-year-old neuro cryopreservation member, was cryopreserved in October 2022. Cryoprotection was carried out in Oregon and the patient transported to Alcor on dry ice.
A long-time US-based Alcor member was cryopreserved in September 2022. The member was transported back to Alcor on dry ice.
A-3570, a 45-year-old neuro cryopreservation member, was cryopreserved in September 2022. Field cryoprotection was carried out in California and the patient was transported back to Alcor on dry ice.
A-3563, a 68-year-old whole body cryopreservation member from California, was cryopreserved in August 2022. The standby team was able to start procedures shortly after pronouncement. A blood washout was done in California and the patient transported on water ice to Alcor for cryoprotectant perfusion and cool down.
A-3450, a 67-year-old neuro cryopreservation member from Virginia, was cryopreserved in August 2022. Due to little notice to deploy, the team arrived several hours after pronouncement. The abbreviated medication protocol was used and perfusion of the brain carried out. The patient was transported on dry ice to Alcor.
A-2821, a 78-year-old whole body cryopreservation member, was cryopreserved in August 2022. The patient was pronounced with the full standby team at the bedside. Medications were given and brain cryoprotection was carried out in South Dakota. A-2821 became Alcor’s 196th patient.
Don’t miss out on the fourth quarter 2022 issue of Cryonics magazine. Alcor co-founder Linda Chamberlain’s report informs us about member A-3434, a 90-year-old, starting 99 days before legal death, and covering assessment and pre-deployment, preparation, and deployment, standby and stabilization, field surgery and cryoprotectant perfusion, transport, and cooling to liquid nitrogen temperature. The report includes CT scan results and a discussion of issues arising without shying away from confronting what could have gone better.
In “Our Recent Heavy Caseload: How Often Can We Expect This?”, Mike Perry looks at the tight clustering over a recent four-month period in which we had nine human cases (and several pets too). His analysis suggests that the clustering we have seen should not be happening for on the order of a century. So, what explains this challenging case load?
Max More continues his Getting Better series of articles by looking at “Peak Stuff: The Dematerialization of the Economy.” Many anti-life extensionists believe that the future is grim due to worsening pollution and reduced resources. Adding to previous contrary evidence, Max shows that the most advanced economies appear to be starting to use fewer resources and have less environmental impact. This has been true for decades considered relative to population but now is happening absolutely. Arm yourself with this information for the next time you talk to a future-doomster.
In “A Mathematical Model of Infinite Survival”, Mike Perry looks at the problem of the long-term preservation of information.
You will also find updated membership stats, and the usual reports from the front line in the fight against aging.
Revival Update surveys the news and research to report on new developments that bring us closer to the revival of cryonics patients. One example is the recent Yale-developed technology that restored cell and organ function in pigs after death (by the usual standard). Another is that of computer-in-memory chips, which bring us closer to bringing AI directly to our devices rather than needing to shuttle data to the cloud for computation.
A-1132, a whole body cryopreservation member, was pronounced legally deceased in July 2022 in California. Suspended Animation, Inc. performed a standby and blood washout. SA transported the patient to Alcor in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cryoprotectant perfusion was successfully completed.
A-2924, a 73-year old whole body cryopreservation member, was pronounced legally deceased in July 2022 in Indiana. I.C.E. performed a field cryoprotection of the brain and transported the patient’s entire body back to Alcor in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A-3525, a 58-year-old whole body cryopreservation member, was pronounced legally deceased in June 2022 in Florida, USA. Suspended Animation, Inc. carried out a standby and blood washout and transported the patient to Alcor in Scottsdale, Arizona. Cryoprotective perfusion was attempted but was unsuccessful.