Making Cryonic Suspension Arrangements Through ACS

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Arranging for your own suspension

In order to insure that suspension occur promptly after pronouncement of death, we encourage people to enroll in our cryonic suspension program even though they may not expect to be suspended for many years.

To make such arrangements, and individual must:

1. Become a member of the American Cryonics Society. Our membership application can be found here.

2. Provide us with the legal authority to suspend you. Legal forms here.

3. Provide us with the required funds to do a suspension. Minimum funding here.

Click through to our Jack Frost Pre-Need Suspension page for more information and details on how to enroll for just $28.


Arranging for the suspension of a family member or friend

Including family members and friends in the decision making process is consistent with ACS' policy of allowing individual choices. Such empowerment of family members and friends is unique to ACS and not available through some other cryonics companies.

Often family members will choose to sign up together. ACS has several family membership plans and student plans to make this choice affordable.

Sometimes a family member or friend will not be physically or mentally able to complete enrollment. In some cases, it is possible for another person to make such arrangements provided that cryonic suspension is consistent with the desires of the person to be frozen. This can be done in one of three ways:

1. Where the American Cryonics Society accepts the individual under the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, in which case ACS becomes the "agent" for the individual during the time he is in suspension.

2. Where the individual's family, or in some circumstances, the individual's friend(s), maintains certain controls over care and maintenance.

3. Where the individual's family or friend maintains initial control over care and maintenance, but where this responsibility is later transferred to the American Cryonics Society.

Please click here for additional instructions.

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