X-Message-Number: 13452
Date: Sat, 01 Apr 2000 19:38:11 -0700
From: Peter Christiansen <>
Subject: Affordable Cryonics

Apparently both Alcor and CI intend to use Cryo Transport to perform the
initial suspension procedure which would mean the quality of the actual
suspension for members of either organization would be the same.

CI currently offers a whole body suspension for $28,000 but does not
offer a neuro option. Alcor charges $120,000 to $150,000 for a whole
body, and $50,000 or 42% the cost of  a whole body suspension for a

It is my understanding that long term storage maintenance funding at CI
is based on an estimated average annual growth (or draw) of 5%, and at
Alcor on an estimated average annual growth (or draw) of %2. Either of
which of course is very conservative compared to the average annual
growth rate of 10% in the major financial markets in the past century.

All this being so, it would seem that it should be possible to offer a
competently performed neuro suspension, and long term storage, for 
$12,000 to $15,000.


Peter Christiansen

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