X-Message-Number: 27530
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 11:31:38 -0500
Subject: RE: Alcor's padlocks (#27524)

From Steve Bridge

Iggy, there are darn good security reasons for the padlocks on the patient 
storage units.  They are there for the protection of both the patients and the 
staff and visitors.  You don't want the patients protected in every way 
possible?  You must not have any friends or relatives who are patients -- yet.  
We don't want any visitors (including over-agressive camera operators) thinking 
they can just mess around with the patients any way they want.  

And Liquid Nitrogen is quite dangerous.  We don't want untrained visitors, 
volunteers, or staff spilling nitrogen and burning someone.  An or falling into 
the tanks.  A really large nitrogen spill could cause suffocation (several 
people a year die carelessly this way).  And some very clumsy person could 
actually fall into the tank! 

Don't criticize Alcor for being safe.

Steve Bridge
former Alcor President
>Message #27524
>From: "IGGY & Svetlana" <>
>Subject: Cryonics on Good Morning America - loose padlocks
>Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 08:29:49 -0600

>Good Morning America aired an episode on David and Trudy Pizer and >cryonics 
this morning. I thought it was a very balanced story.

>One advice for Alcor - get rid of the padlocks on the containers - >looked a 
bit tacky. 
>IGGY Dybal

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