That is, if his heart stops beating, instead of taking him to a morgue, dressing him in his best clothes and putting him in a coffin for burial or cremation, the clinic puts his body at low temperatures.
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It is an ‘experiment’, according to Alcor, since it is not guaranteed that they will return to the earthly plane. If the technology of the next decades or centuries allows it, perhaps the heartbeat will pick up again.
No organization can revive a cryogenic patient, but at Alcor we are confident that reactivation can be possible.
The subject must die of cardiac arrest and the authorities must declare him legally deceased.
As soon as that happens, Alcor personnel take control of the body: artificially restore blood circulation to protect the brain, transport it to Arizona, U.S, introduces a substance into the blood and cools it during the fifth and sixth days of death to -196 degrees Celsius.
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Therefore, “the patient will be protected from deterioration for theoretically thousands of years and the death process has been effectively stopped,” they say.
“Currently, no organization can revive a cryogenic patient, but at Alcor we are confident that reactivation may be possible,” they comment on their website.
We want people to understand that this is still an experimental process.
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The couple brought together a series of doctors and experts in the field to cryogenize for the first time James Bedford, a psycologist. Then they would do the same for Fred’s dad and Linda’s mom.
#OnThisDay in 1967, Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation and remains preserved at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. pic.twitter.com/BuERdzThGT
– Marina Amaral (@ marinamaral2) January 12, 2021
Her husband Fred died in 2012 and, unsurprisingly, is underground in the cellars of Alcor.
Total, 184 people they have no life inside a capsule. For example, there are Du Hong, a Chinese writer; Marvin Minsky, scientist, and Dick Clair Jones, film producer.
There are also more than 90 pets, between dogs and cats, who came to the basements at the wish of their owners, as revealed by Linda to the aforementioned media.
However, his case raised a controversy after the revelations of the magazine ‘Sports Illustrated’ that accused Alcor of decapitating him, keeping his head in a different capsule and taking dozens of DNA tests, which, apparently, would have been recast.
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15 Years Ago Today: Ted Williams dies.
He is flown to Alcor Life Extension Foundation where his head & body are separately frozen. pic.twitter.com/nqL6Ck3zdT
– Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 5, 2017
They cut off his head, burned his body, put him in a box and sent him to my house.
The clinic has not commented on the allegations. In fact, it is not the only problem that you have faced, because Kurt Pilgrimage He sued them seeking compensation of one million dollars for mistreating his father’s body.
“They cut off his head, burned his body, put him in a box and sent him to my house. I want people to know what is happening, “he said, in a talk with the media ‘Az Central’, during 2019.
There is no law that prohibits Alcor’s actions. On the other hand, there are scientists who criticize their ‘experiment’.
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“It is a false science. Those who benefit from this hope deserve our wrath and contempt“Criticized the neuroscientist Michael Hendricks, in a writing for the magazine ‘MIT Technology Review’.