Max More talks cryonics on Theo Von podcast

A huge number of people still haven’t even heard about cryonics. Most of those who have understand little about it. I was therefore pleased when Theo Von invited me onto his podcast. His episodes bring between 250,000 and 1.6 million views. Theo has over 400 podcasts and you can find his standup special on Netflix.

We had a good chat, covering a wide range of issues around cryonics, over almost two hours. That amount of time meant we could cover a lot of ground. Within a few days of the podcast coming out, we had a tour from a person living in the Phoenix area who said he saw the podcast and had to come and take the tour.

(679) Dr. Max More | This Past Weekend w/ Theo Von #404
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqFA3TjWDSw

A-1132 became Alcor’s 196th patient in July 2022

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 became Alcor’s 195th patient in July 2022

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 became Alcor’s 194th patient in June 2022

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.

A-3523 became Alcor’s 193rd patient in June 2022

A-3523, a 74-year-old neurocryopreservation member, was pronounced legally deceased in June 2022 in Florida, USA. Suspended Animation, Inc. performed a field washout. The patient was transported back to Alcor in Scottsdale, Arizona where neuroseparation took place. Cryoprotective perfusion was performed using the field-style bladders to control the cryoprotectant ramp.

A-3434 became Alcor’s 191st patient in February 2022

A-3434, a 90-year old neurocryopreservation member, was pronounced legally deceased in February 2022 in California, USA. There was a standby and stabilization began promptly. A field cryoprotection was performed and the patient transported to Alcor on water ice. A-3434 was Alcor’s 191st patient.

A-1118 became Alcor’s 192nd patient in May 2022

A-1118, an 81-year-old neurocryopreservation member, was pronounced legally deceased in May 2022 in Indiana, USA. I.C.E. performed a standby with full medications and stabilization and field cryoprotection and transported the patient to Alcor on dry ice. A-1118 is Alcor’s 192nd patient.

Job Opening: Medical Response Director

Alcor Life Extension Foundation is seeking a Medical Response Director (MRD) to join our high-functioning team. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the MRD is responsible for the postmortem stabilization and transport of Alcor patients to Scottsdale, Arizona. The MRD will coordinate with Alcor staff and contractors to enhance existing Standby, Stabilization, and Transport (SST) processes. The MRD will ensure that equipment is properly maintained for emergency deployment and that the highest quality of care is delivered to our patients.

The MRD will collect appropriate data and ensure detailed, timely field reports are written. The MRD will be responsible for recruiting medically-skilled contractors, supervising the certification process for contractors, and implementing national and international training sessions. The MRD will work with Alcor personnel, external physicians, scientists, and consultants to ensure that procedures reflect the best available medical and scientific knowledge.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish and maintain contact with Alcor member’s physician or medical facility upon terminal diagnosis and track member’s condition.
  • Collaborate with Deployment Committee to determine when to activate the SST Team.
  • Organize and oversee standby process, in which technicians wait to perform post-mortem stabilization procedures.
  • Establish contact with local funeral homes to assist in stabilization and transport preparations.
  • Interact with patients, families, and local medical personnel after pronouncement of legal death.
  • Ensure timely application of Alcor’s SST protocol; which includes surface cooling, medication administration, cardiopulmonary support, airway management, and blood washout.
  • Supervise patient transport to Scottsdale, Arizona and assist in Alcor’s operating room.
  • Prepare detailed field reports on the care provided to the patient after transport is concluded.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Healthcare related college degree and/or Paramedic
  • 3+ years of experience in a healthcare field.
  • Familiarity with HIPAA regulations and compliance with the Privacy Rule.
  • Capable of lifting, minimally, 50 lbs.
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office products.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and must be comfortable with end of life process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse (specifically critical care) or Certified Perfusionist.
  • 5+ years of experience in a healthcare field.
  • 3+ years managerial experience.

Travel is approximately 30%.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Member Profile: Robert A. Freitas Jr.

Robert A. Freitas Jr.

Robert A. Freitas Jr.’s member profile from Cryonics 2nd Quarter 2022 has been added to the website.

Freitas is the author of the 700-page book Cryostasis Revival: The Recovery of Cryonics Patients Through Nanomedicine and many other books and papers on molecular nanotechnology. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing and serves on the Alcor Scientific Advisory Board.

See Robert A. Freitas Jr.’s Member Profile.

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Alcor conference marking our 50th year

Alcor is holding its first conference in seven years, celebrating half a century in operation. Come join us in Scottsdale on June 3-5, 2022.

Featured speaker: We are delighted to announce the in-person presence of David Chalmers, one of the most famous contemporary philosophers (and cognitive scientists) who specializes in the areas of philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. Prof. Chalmers is a Professor of Philosophy and Neural Science at New York University, as well as co-director of NYU’s Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness. Prepare your questions for our special “fireside chat”.  

David’s most recent book, Reality+, is the first serious philosophical treatment of what is real, and what is valuable, in virtual worlds—a topic of unique interest to cryonicists who hope one day to live in the far future with this type of technology.

Featured panel: The first-ever Presidents’ Panel, bringing together the heads of four cryonics organizations: Patrick Harris, Dennis Kowalski, Emil Kendziorra, and Peter Tsolakides.

Other sessions cover exciting cryobiological results, biostasis technologies, long-term financial planning, revival and reintegration, cryonics as “Plan A”, technical advances at Alcor, rewarming of vitrified organs, and more. More information and registration here: