X-Message-Number: 19999
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 09:41:10 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #19988 - #19997

HI everyone, once more:

One more point to put to Dr. Hughes (yes, it's related to my previous
two, but not clearly):

3. The major cryonics organizations try hard to be present at the 
   "death" of their members, and start their suspension immediately
   after legal death is declared. This means that in some circumstances
   there is only a neglible lapse of time between loss of autonomous
   breathing and heartbeat, and commencement of artificial B and H
   on a machine provided by the cryonics organization itself.

And as for Leonard Zubkoff, I remember him fairly well. He was never
a close friend, but seemed a much more steady person than many,
particularly in the early years of cryonics. I would HOPE that his
body was retrieved and cryopreserved. Just how much damage occurred
after his death depends on lots of variables: how cold was it where
he was found, how much decomposition had occurred (some kinds of 
cell destruction occur only AFTER the cells are revived... or try
to revive).

		Best wishes and long long life to all,

			Thomas Donaldson

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