X-Message-Number: 16025
Date: Sun, 8 Apr 2001 14:08:07 EDT
Subject: unfunded emergencies

Jan Coetzee (#16017) writes:

>I understand when one dies (clinically) all ones assets and credit are 
frozen. Where >do people get money to burry or suspend someone that has no 
life insurance other >than prearrangements?

After legal death, assets are not necessarily all frozen, nor even credit, if 
the estate has visible assets and someone has power of attorney. 

> someone that has no life insurance other than prearrangements? 

What does that mean? If there are adequate prearrangements, no additional 
("other") arrangements are necessary. If Mr. Coetzee meant to write "in the 
absence of prearrangements" then there is a difficult problem, which is why 
all organizations emphasize the importance of confirmed prearrangements.

However, while the odds are adverse in unprepared situations, not every such 
case is hopeless. We advise terminal or death-bed patients or their families 
at least to get in touch quickly. We will make every effort to find a 
solution, and we have sometimes succeeded in effecting the suspension.

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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