X-Message-Number: 27946
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 21:09:02 -0400
From: "Henry R. Hirsch" <>
Subject: Cryonics Institute Funding

The services of Suspended Animation more than triple the $28000 cost of a 
whole-body suspension at Cryonics Institute. Is this expenditure necessary? 
Is it even a good idea? If you die near home, which is likely, your local 
funeral director may be able to cut through the red tape at your community 
hospital more easily than people from out of town. The funeral director 
will then infuse heparin, pack you in ice, place you in an appropriate 
container (Ziegler case), and send you to CI. Under current protocols, he 
has no other duties. $10000 in a local help rider attached to your CI 
contract will more than cover the funeral director's cost, including 
transportation. The total cost is that of the premiums on a $38000 life 
insurance policy. That is what I am doing myself, and I recommend the same 
to other cryonicists.

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