X-Message-Number: 1195
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 92 02:39 GMT
From: David Brandt-Erichsen <>
Message-Id: <23920918023932/>

Keith Henson wrote:
>The recent east-coast suspension of a member who was signed up 
>for about a week before we went on standby is certainly a sharp 
>lesson.  All the bills are not yet in on that one, but those to 
>date for the standby/transport phase totaled a little over 21k.  
>That is *7 times* the allocated amount in the suspension 
>funding.  I roughly averaged the standby/transport fraction of 
>cost for the last half dozen suspensions (all except one were in 
>California) and the amount allocated is reasonably close to the 
>actual cost. 
Keith, you have referred to an allocated amount in the suspension 
funding for standby/transport, lumping together these two 
functions.  The Alcor Cryonic Suspension Agreement, however, 
allocates $3,000 of the suspension funding for transport and 
associated functions, but NOTHING for standby.  This is to be 
handled by separate contract, according to the Agreement.  As 
far as I know, no standard contract for this has yet been 
produced (if it has, it has certainly not been made available to 
members).  This is something that Alcor has needed to do for 
years, and I am not so much complaining about that (I know all 
about limited resources and other priorities), but I would 
appreciate any clarification you or anyone else in Alcor could 
give on how this is currently being handled. 
David Brandt-Erichsen <>

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