X-Message-Number: 27913
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 16:14:40 EDT
Subject: Re: CryoNet #27893 - #27896

Jordan Sparks writes:

>You  realize that the last CI patient was taken off a ventilator only to  
>on for about 6 hours.  Very inconvenient for the funeral  director who was
>standing around for this "urgent" situation.   There's no simple solution.
In a left-handed way this supports what I wrote.  Obviously this  patient was 
removed from the ventillator too soon.  I want to discuss  things like, How 
do we know how long to use the ventillator so removal results  in prompt 
deanimation? Can we find studies of vital signs that show when it's  time? 

But actually, six hour's wait followed by prompt action is pretty  good. Not 
perfect, but better than having the patient lie around for hours  or days 
before rescue starts. 
>But in the second strategy, I take that three hours per day, and use it  to
>make more money and build up my immediate response services for the  moment
>of my death.  This might involve the time and expense of  moving closer to a
>cryonics facility, saving up large amounts of money  and purchasing services
>in advance from SA and CI and Alcor and anyone  else I can think of.  It
>involves the purchase and building of  equipment, networking with other
>people, marketing, studying,  experimenting, etc.
I like the idea of moving close to the facility near the end, and  especially 
recommend it to people in Europe who will otherwise wait for days for  their 
authorities to finish the paperwork, and to be flown to the US.  I  think it 
would behove us to find apartments for rent in advance, and have  standby 

equipment nearby, so people can rent them and have the gear brought in  on a 
notice. Brain cell viability drops off fast.  Six hours in some  experiments 
but two days in all. Much better to start a minute after the heart  stops!

Alan Mole

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