Card to be used by donor to authorise Alcor Life Extension Foundation to put their bodies into cryonic suspension after death, United States, 1999. One side of the card is for the donor's signature and details. The other side of the card has instructions to medics in attendance at the death to ensure that the best preservation possible is achieved.
Cryonics is the preservation at very low temperatures of bodies or body parts after death. It is used by people who hope that future medical science will be able to restore them to life, and find cures for any medical conditions they may have. This card authorises Alcor Life Extension Foundation to carry out cryonic suspension. The other side gives instructions to medical teams about what to do to ensure the best preservation possible is achieved. The card is shown here with two other ways to communicate a person’s wishes after death, a necklace (1999-783) and a bracelet (1999-784).
- donor card
- visual and verbal communication
- Alcor Life Extension Foundation
- Permanent collection
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