X-Message-Number: 7763
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 09:42:17 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Revival in CI contract

Mike Coward asked how many cryonics organizations offer revival as well as
suspension, and Brian Wowk (#7749) answered "None."

Actually, on p.1 of the standard Cryonics Institute contract, paragraph 1b

"At such time that CI determines in its good faith judgment that the Patient
can be satisfactorily revived and rehabilitated and that the Patient's
revival and rehabilitation are economically practical, CI shall use its best
efforts to revive and rehabilitate the Patient."

The suspension fee does not include earmarked funds for revival, so the
obvious question is where will the money come from? The answer is that,
barring bad luck, the general  funds of CI will grow over time, both
absolutely and relative to other needs--as they have been doing. In part,
this stems from bequests to CI by members who become patients. Mae and I will
leave CI the bulk of our estate, for example, among others living and
suspended. We believe this is the best way to maximize our overall chances,
even though this might be viewed as some members subsidizing others.

On the other hand, many people, including some members of CI, would like to
set up individual trusts for their personal benefit in revival and
rehabilitation, and are not satisfied with present options. We are
investigating new possibilities.

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute  

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