Suspended Animation, Inc

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Suspended Animation, Inc (SA) was founded in 2002 in Boynton Beach, FL.[1][2] SA's purpose is to preserve bodies immediately after legal death to minimize the damages that occur before the body is cryopreserved. SA does not actually perform final cryopreservation, rather, they work with companies such as Alcor Life Extension Foundation and Cryonics Institute which carry out the cryopreservations. Unlike Alcor Life Extension Foundation and Cryonics Institute, Suspended Animation, Inc does not offer memberships,[3] but rather gains revenue from performing the one-time procedure.[4]

Coordination with Cryonics Organizations[edit]

Cryonics Institute (CI) offers coordination with Suspended Animation, Inc for patients outside of Michigan (CI's headquarters). CI also expresses that it "neither endorses nor opposes the use of SA" and urges members to make informed decisions regarding the use of Suspended Animation, Inc.[5]

Alcor Life Extension Foundation also offers options for patients to use Suspended Animation, Inc in coordination with their procedures.[6] Suspended Animation, Inc. provides all standby/stabilization/transport services for terminal Alcor Members outside Arizona, but inside the continental United States. Alcor provides those services for terminal Alcor Members in Canada, Arizona, and Hawaii.[7]

In 2011, Suspended Animation hosted a weekend conference on Cryonics.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sun Sentinel, 2004 Cryonics Company Targets Boynton
  2. ^ [1], Suspended Animation.
  3. ^ [2], fightaging.org.
  4. ^ [3], Suspended Animation: FAQ.
  5. ^ [4], Cryonics Institute.
  6. ^ [5], Alcor.
  7. ^ Best, Ben. "Cryonics Services Offered". Cryonics. Longecity. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  8. ^ Alex Beam, May 2011 A cold day in Florida