X-Message-Number: 32677
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 13:16:57 +0200 (CEST)
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Subject: Re: CryoNet #32671

Nope, chemical fixation itself shouldn't be marketed as a kind of sophisticated 
embalming. It might annoy some traditional embalmers the same way clycerol 
perfusion as a kind of "sophisticated medical perfusion" annoyed some medical 
perfusionists. Therefore, it should be marketed as a sophisticated kind of 
"non-cryogenic fixation". While the brains are getting donated, bodies could be 
given the customary religious send-off. Yes, and it could also allow sensibly 
priced cremation options for sea burials and something or better alternatives 
like green burials.

However, it should not be desirable to preserve fixated brains and body ashes 
(or perhaps whole plastinated bodies) in a columbarium-like environment. It's 
not only to avoid misconceptions like: "dad, I'll take granny back home, she 
looks so real, OK?" But it's good enough to donate only the brain for enclosure 
in an environment as secure as cryostats are by todays standards and release the
body for burial to the people who want to pay their respects to a biologically 
deceased body the common way.
> Message #32671
> Subject: brain preservation

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