X-Message-Number: 16610
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 16:47:29 EDT
Subject: death-bed cryonics

DLG agains raises the question of making cryonics available to those who find 
themselves (or relatives) dying without previous arrangements.

CI does in fact make a special effort to accomodate emergency cases. In the 
nature of things, usually it is not possible to get the logistics, 
documentation, and funding lined up in time--but we always try, and 
occasionally succeed. We urge prospective members very strongly not to delay, 
but also to get in touch with us promptly if an unprepared emergency does 
occur. (But not for already-buried people, please; we don't accept 
disinterred bodies under any circumstances.)

As for making the availability of our services better known, and in future 
getting more active cooperation from hospitals and physicians, this will 
probably just have to develop in a natural way as we grow and improve our 

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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