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CryoCare Foundation Opens For Business

In September, 1993, eighteen enthusiastic supporters each donated $1000
in seed money to help get a new cryonics organization off the ground.
Three months later, the CryoCare Foundation was incorporated.

Cryocare is the fourth national organization that provides cryonic
preservation services.  The others are the Cryonics Institute, the
American Cryonics Society, and the ALCOR Life Extension Foundation,
which currently has the greatest number of "suspension members".

CryoCare's founding represents another step in the evolution of the young
cryonics industry.  With minor exception, the other organizations provide
all cryonics services -- membership, funds management, suspension,
storage, reanimation -- under one roof.  CryoCare provides membership
services, but contracts with profit-making firms to obtain the other

CryoCare currently has contracted for suspension services with
Biopreservation, Inc., the leader in the field, headed by Mike Darwin and
Dr. Steve Harris.  The current storage contract is with CryoSpan, Inc.,
headed by Dr. Paul Wakfer.  Patient care funds will be managed by a
professional fund management firm headed by Courtney Smith.

CryoCare is aggressively seeking suspension members, providing stiff
competition to ALCOR.  This is good news for all cryonicists, for this
kind of competition is bound to provide greater choice and promote
growth in overall suspension membership.

CryoCare's growth also will engender competition in each "niche" in the
cryonics industry.  As the cryonics industry expands, new providers will
seek to enter the markets for suspension, storage, and fund management.
This will drive down costs, offer additional choice to cryonicists, and
provide long-term stability.

ALCOR Moving to Arizona

After 20 years in Riverside, the ALCOR Life Extension is moving to
Arizona.  ALCOR formed a limited liability company to purchase the
Acoma building, located in Scottsdale.  ALCOR's costs will be financed
with endowment funds and patient care funds.  Space not needed
immediately will be leased.

ALCOR currently has over 20 patients in storage.  The new building is a
vastly improved facility in an earthquake-free environment.

Cryonics Seminar Features Merkle

On December 5, 1993, the Life Extension Society (incorporated December
1992) celebrated its first "birthday" by hosting a cryonics seminar,
"Cryonics: Meeting the Challenge."

The seminar featured Dr. Ralph Merkle.  Dr. Merkle, a leading researcher
at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, is a national leader in
computational nanotechnology.  His remarks focused on advances in
technology likely will enable the restoration of cryonically preserved
humans at the "back end" of suspension and storage.  These advances
ultimately will be limited only by the laws of physics.

Life Extension Society members who participated in the seminar discussed
advances in cryobiology that are improving the quality of suspensions at
the "front end" and making the back-end task easier.

ALCOR Sponsors Writing Contest

ALCOR Life Extension Foundation, in collaboration with OMNI magazine,
sponsored a writing contest on why the writer wanted to see the future.
Charles Platt, a noted science fiction author and cryonicist, judged the
entries.  The contest winner, who was announced in the January issue of
OMNI, receives a free cryonic suspension from ALCOR.  No, not right away
-- someday.

Life Extension Society Hosts CryoCare Representatives

On December 12, 1993, the Life Extension Society hosted a sign-up
meeting of the CryoCare Foundation.  Approximately a dozen members
and prospective members of the Society participated.

The CryoCare representatives provided application forms, the legal
documents needed for sign-up, and a summary of annual fees and one-time
costs for whole-body and "neuro" suspension.

Life Extension Society To Chart Course for 1994

The Life Extension Society's second annual members' meeting will take
place on February 6.  Members will have elect the Board of Directors
for 1994, decide on meeting and seminar topics for the year, and set
priorities for other activities.

Membership growth will continue to be a priority, for a critical mass of
active members is needed.  "In-reach" activities that help members make
informed choices about cryonics are important.  So too are actions to
develop local biostasis capabilities and establish relationships with the
health care institutions whose decisions will someday affect the efficacy
of local cryonic suspensions.


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