Re: CRYONICS: FM-2030's suspension

From: zeb haradon (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 09:06:00 MDT

Can anyone give a more detailed description of the new surgical techniques
being used? I am not familiar.

>From: Brian D Williams <>
>Subject: CRYONICS: FM-2030's suspension
>Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2000 07:26:10 -0700 (PDT)
>This is good news, now not only is FM-2030 in the excellent hands
>of the folks at Alcor, but apparently he was suspended using the
>recent breakthrough in protocol. Very good news indeed.
> The Visionary
> FM-2030
> Now time traveling
>Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 13:56:14 -0600
>From: Linda Chamberlain <>
>Subject: FM-2030 placed into cryostasis
>News Release:
>For additional information contact
>Linda Chamberlain, Executive Director
>Scottsdale, AZ, 11 July 2000. Futurist, lecturer and writer
>FM-2030 was placed into cryostasis on July 10, 2000 at the Alcor
>Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Arizona.
>FM-2030 was a strong advocate (for three decades) of using
>cryostasis as a possible means for saving the lives of individuals
>who cannot be saved by current medical technology. His books
>include The Upwingers, Optimum One, Telespheres, and Are You
>Transhuman?. He taught futurist classes over the
>years at such locations as UCLA and the Smithsonian Institution,
>and he wrote articles for major news papers like the New York Times
>and the Los Angeles Times.
>New surgical techniques being pioneered at Alcor were used for the
>first time in the cryoprotection operation for FM-2030. These
>resulted in vastly improved cryoprotection for this long-time
>supporter of the cryostasis process as a potentially life saving,
>though still experimental, technique.
>The Alcor Life Extension Foundation was founded in 1972 as a
>non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and has 39 patients
>in cryostasis. Alcor is the world's largest provider of
>professional cryotransport services with over 500 members who have
>pre-arranged for cryotransport. Alcor's Emergency CryoTransport
>System (ECS) is a medical-style rescue network patterned after
>Emergency Medical System (EMS). Alcor CryoTransport Technicians,
>as with EMS technicians, are remotely advised by on-call physicians
>who are Alcor members and/or contract physicians.
>If an individual is successfully placed into cryostasis, there are
>patient funds for long term care. These funds are maintained in an
>independent Patient Care Trust and are invested such that they have
>traditionally earned at least double the current costs of keeping
>patients in cryostasis, providing extra safety margin against poor
>investment years.
>Can patients in cryostasis be successfully resuscitated, perhaps
>decades from now, when new medical breakthroughs can reverse the
>damage caused by diseases not currently curable? The medical and
>scientific foundations for this are discussed at length in a new
>book: Nanomedicine, Volume I, by Robert Freitas. These
>revolutionary concepts were presented by Ralph Merkle, PhD at the
>Fourth Alcor Conference on Life Extension Technologies held in June
>For more information on the Alcor Life Extension Foundation, see
>our website at <>

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