Bodies are cryopreserved and frozen in the hope of revival in future

what is the process in cryopreservation
Photo: The Shandong Yinfeng Life Science Research Institute


  • Cryopreserved bodies can be restored in the future, as technology and science would advance.
  • Around $200,000 costs for the whole body and $80,000 for the brain for cryopreservation.
  • There are more than 1400 legally dead bodies that are cryopreserved and frozen.
  • However, the company does not guarantee and promises the revival of lives after cryopreserved.

There is a foundation called Alcor Life Extension Foundation, located in Arizona, which has come with astonishing technology with an intention of reviving the body in the future.

There are many people who have opted for preserving their either body or brain.

Several patients, as Alcor Life Extension Foundation calls them, are the people who were ill with ALS, cancer, and other diseases which do not have any cure as of now.

Hence, it is apparent that with technological advancement in the present time and in the upcoming days, there will be a leap in life expectancy and will present alternative options to choose between life and death.

How many persons have opted for cryopreservation?

Matheryn Naovaratpong, a less than three years old girl, was pronounced dead in Bangkok, Thailand.

Soon after her death, her brain was cryogenically frozen in 2015, preserving her brain moments after death, in the hope that one day she will be brought back to life.

She was Alcor’s 134th patient, the youngest patient, and was diagnosed with a brain cancer called ependymoblastoma.

Her both parents were doctors, who did everything to save her child, but every effort has fallen down, and at last, they made arrangements for her child to cryonics and provided cryoprotection to her brain.

Hal Finney II – an American software developer. He was recognized for his leading role as a developer on several console games.

Finney is also known for his role as an early bitcoin contributor and was the first recipient of the first bitcoin transaction from Satoshi Nakamoto – bitcoin’s creator.

Later in his life, he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 2009, which he mentioned in an essay on the blog called Less Wrong.

After his death, due to complications of ALS, he was cryopreserved by the Alcor Life Extension Foundation.

What happens in the process?

This cryopreservation process starts after a person is declared dead. After that, blood and other fluids are removed from the patient’s body and replaced the blood and fluids with certain chemicals, designed to prevent the formation of damaging ice crystals.

After this process, vitrification begins at very cold temperatures, then patients of Alcor are placed in the tanks at the Arizona facility.

How much does it cost?

As per the reports, the minimum cost is around $200,000 for the whole body and for the whole brain, the amount goes down to $80,000. On an estimate, most of Alcor’s members – around 1400 living – pay by making the company the beneficiary of life insurance policies equal to the cost.

Purpose of this cryopreservation?

this process is based on anticipation and the hope that in the upcoming future and someday in the future, science will be advanced enough for the restoration of cryopreserved humans.

Though Alcor company does not make any guarantees or promises, this thing did stop people from giving their money to the company.