X-Message-Number: 16236
Date: Tue, 08 May 2001 15:35:36 -0600
From: Linda Chamberlain <>

The following letter is being mailed to all international members of Alcor: 

Dear  First_Name : 

As you may know, Alcor has recently updated its membership requirements for
international applicants.  All incoming applicants are now required to provide
suspension funding by either prepayment in U.S. Dollars or by purchasing an
insurance policy from an American provider.  We hope that all members will
understand and appreciate that policies such as this are implemented to insure
that Alcor s reputation for financial strength and long-term accountability
will remain exemplary.

However, it is important to understand that these changes do not affect
existing memberships, such as yours.  This rate increase in suspension funding
minimums is only applicable to new, incoming applicants.

Please also understand that, it has been a long-standing policy of the Alcor
Board of Directors to grandfather suspension funding amounts for any given
member at the rate that was required at the time of his or her membership
finalization.  This policy cannot be guaranteed in the event of runaway
inflation or other major financial displacement, however, the Alcor Board is
firmly committed to this policy.  

As Membership Administrator, it is my pleasure to assist you.  If at any time
you have questions regarding the status of your membership, please contact me
for clarification.  I can be reached by phone (480-905-1906 ext. 114) or by
e-mail (), whichever is most convenient.  

Best Regards:

Jennifer Chapman, 
Alcor Membership Administrator

Linda Chamberlain

Alcor Life Extension Foundation 
7895 E. Acoma Dr., Suite 110, Scottsdale AZ 85260-6916 
Phone (480) 905-1906 x 113      FAX (480) 922-9027 

The Alcor Life Extension Foundation was founded in 1972 as 
a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and has 44 patients 
in biostasis as of April, 2001. Alcor is the world's only provider 
of clinical cryovitrification with over 525 members who 
have pre-arranged for biostasis. Alcor's Emergency CryoTransport 
System (ECS) is a medical-style rescue network patterned after 
Emergency Medical System (EMS). Alcor CryoTransport Technicians, 
as with EMTs and Paramedics on an ambulance, are advised by our 
Medical Director, Jerry Lemler MD or other physicians who are Alcor 
members and/or contract physicians.  

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