X-Message-Number: 27884
From: "David Pizer" <>
Subject: Fw: CryoNet #27881
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 09:47:17 -0700

Alan Mole said:
> For a person with a terminal disease, travel to a hospice near Alcor or CI
> near the end might be good.  Then, to terminate at a particular time would
> ideal.  A doctor could stand by and sign the death certificate in a
> and cooling and perfusion could begin.  But how can one *legally*  choose
> moment?

This is a good idea, but I have been around these situations for over 20
years and most cryonicists when they become terminal don't want to leave
their homes.  Further they keep holding out hope (up to the very last
minute) that their condition will improve.  Even though you and I might say
now that when our time comes we will go to the hospice near our cryonics
service provider's headquarters and check in, but will we really be able to
give up the comfort and safe feelings of our home at such a frightening
time?  Obtaining legal death under the conditions Alan mentions above can
help improve one's suspension greatly, so we should be trying to create ways
that this will be more likely to happen.

David Pizer

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