Cryonics simply does not work for remote cases, so we generally only accept membership for people living in or near Salem, Oregon. We will also sometimes accept a member from farther away as long as they understand that the procedure is unlikely to preserve any of their memories. There is no initial or annual cost for membership.
Paperwork is typically returned by mail, but may be returned by scanning and emailing to this email address.
Sign and return two copies of the Cryopreservation Agreement
Sign and return a Document of Gift and Informed Consent
After we send you back countersigned copies, you are officially a member.
This is our standard procedure. The entire cephalon (head, see Terminology) is preserved.
$42,000 cryopreservation ($25,000 to PCF, $17,000 for preservation and other expenses)
$6,000 transportation. (see below)
We do not offer whole body preservation services.
Braincase preservation can be requested. The brain remains within the bone of the braincase. Most other tissue is removed in order to lower storage costs. A discount of $12,000 is given, so that only $13,000 goes to the PCF.
In some situations, the brain gets removed from the skull for logistical, legal, or financial reasons. A discount of $17,000 is given, so that only $8000 goes to the PCF.
If perfusion is not attempted, then a discount of $6000 may be given.
In all cases, funding must be added and available for Standby or Transportation. If funding of at least $6000 is available for transportation, then that is considered adequate and will guarantee transportation. Lesser amounts for transportation may put other services at risk and may require downgrading them.
Storage in aldehyde. This can be used for either temporary or permanent situations in which funding is not available for cryopreservation. It can also be used when the initial preservation quality is so poor that the expense of cryopreservation cannot be justified. We will accept and store any brain that is sent to us. Payment is not required in advance.
Paperwork is typically returned by mail, but may be returned by scanning and emailing if urgency is required. Contact Us.
Sign and return the Preservation Agreement.
Sign and return a Document of Authorization.