Q. Does Suspended Animation offer storage for cryonics patients?
A. No. Suspended Animation only offers standby, stabilization and transport services for cryonicists who have already completed paperwork and funding arrangements with a cryonics storage provider.
Q. Is Suspended Animation a membership organization?
A. No. Suspended Animation operates on a fee-for-service basis.
Q. What does “Standby” service mean?
A. To avoid any delay in providing stabilization procedures, if a patient is near legal death, Suspended Animation moves its team and all of its equipment as close as possible to the patient, “standing by,” ready to begin stabilization procedures as soon as the patient is pronounced legally dead.
Q. What does “Stabilization” service mean?
A. Stabilization service describes the protective and tissue stabilizing procedures Suspended Animation performs on a cryonics patient after legal death has been pronounced. These procedures include cooling, administering medications, providing cardiopulmonary support, and replacing the blood with organ preservation solution.
Q. How much does it cost?
A. The cost of providing standby, stabilization and transport services runs in the tens of thousands of dollars. Depending on the cryopreservation provider, a number of levels of service and funding options, such as life insurance, may be available to cover the costs of standby, stabilization and transport.
Q. Can Suspended Animation provide services to me if I’m outside the U.S.A.?
A. At this time, Suspended Animation is only able to provide its services to customers in the continental United States.