A-14-year old girl from London was suffering & dying from cancer, it is when she decided to get her body preserved cryogenically by freezing. It is hoped to retrieve her body one day when science can bring her back to life.
Cryogenic preservation is amethod of protecting the living tissue from natural decaying process by freezing at -196OC. At this temperature, none of the microbes can sustain on the tissue to initiate putrefaction. This 14-year-old girl was suffering a from stage 3 cancer, which is when she decided to get her body preserved after death.
“I don’t want my body to be buried and eaten by little creatures. I hope I can come back to life one day when science is far more advanced than today” – she said. The London high court had granted her permission to proceed with preservation process. There are many regulations and rules that need to be followed for the procedure depending on the country one is living.
How is the human bodycryogenically preserved?
There are basically four stages involved in the cryopreservation of thehuman body. These four protocols need to be flawlessly established in order to successfully preserve thebody.
There are many ethical issues persisting with preservation of thebody. But mummification and other preservation process are followed since ancient times, which stands in favor of cryogenic preservation. It almost costs $0.125 million for the whole process, whereas smaller body parts like thebrain can be stored for much lesser costs. However, some drawbacks exist even with today’s technology which prevents complete preservation of organs like kidney, liver etc. And moreover, any fault in the thawing process might completely damage the body in future.