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Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2009 15:15:49 -0800 (PST)
From: 2Arcturus <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #32131 - #32133


>>> More people might opt for  
cryonics (neuro option) if the rest of the body could be used for  
transplants.  This would require isolating the circulatory system of  
the head before damaging chemicals were injected.  I assume this would  
be harder, and result in a somewhat less ideal preservation, but how  
much harder and how much less?  And how many more people would go for  
it if the organs could be transplanted at the same time as the brain  
was being preserved (waste not, want not :-) )?  To what extent might  
hospitals cooperate?  Might Alcor get a little money for organs?  It  
also seems that much less of the various chemicals could be used if  
there were only a head's worth of blood to deal with instead of a  
whole body's worth.
Fire at will.

Kennita - that's actually a good suggestion to put in the suggestion box.

Many people consider neuropreservation to be superior, not inferior, to 
cryopreserving the entire body.

Some of the stabilizing medications are similar to those used in organ 
harvesting, and the two aims are often parallel.

In order to work, a separate organ transplant team would have to be present in 
addition to the cryopreservation team. I don't think Alcor should try to make 
money in this, but rather do it gratis, by consent of the patient and as part of
their nonprofit charter, and also to promote cooperation between cryonicists 
and the health care community.


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