American Cryonics Society
|Founded||December 10, 1969|
|Founder||Dr. M. Coleman Harris, Edgar Swank, Dr. Grace Talbot, Jerome B. White|
|Bay Area Cryonics Society|
The American Cryonics Society (ACS), also known as the Cryonics Society of America, is a member-run, California-based, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization that supports and promotes research and education into cryonics and cryobiology. Cryonics is the freezing of human corpses and brains in liquid nitrogen after legal death, with hopes of resurrecting and restoring them to full health in the unlikely event some new technology can be developed in the future. Cryonics is a pseudoscience. It is regarded with skepticism within the mainstream scientific community and has been characterized as quackery.
The American Cryonics Society is the oldest cryonics organization still in existence.
In 2002 when CryoSpan opted to close down its long-term cryogenic storage operations, 10 ACS patients and a number of pets were transferred to the Cryonics Institute (CI) facility in Michigan. The American Cryonics Society had contracted with CI for the long-term cryogenic storage of a number of other members prior to the 2002 patient transfer. The ACS inspects CI yearly to ensure ACS quality standards are met. The extra funds charged to ACS members beyond CI minimums could be used for moving the patients in the future if necessary, or other uses.
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