1 - What does EUCRIO do?
2 - What is standby, and why is it so important?
3 - What is stabilisation, and why is it so important?
4 - What is transport, and why is it so important?
5 - What professionally trained staff will be provided?
6 - What does it all cost?
7 - Does EUCRIO provide storage for cryonics patients?
8 - To which cryonics storage providers will EUCRIO provide transport?
9 - Who can apply?
10 - Can EUCRIO provide service outside the EU?
11 - I live outside of the EU but often spend time in the EU. Can I apply?
12 - I am an EU resident, but I often travel outside of the EU. Can you assist me if I need your help when outside of the EU?
13 - What do I need to do next to benefit from your services?
Q1. What does EUCRIO do?
A. EUCRIO provides cryonics emergency standby, stabilisation, and transport services throughout the European Union.
Q2. What is standby, and why is it so important?
A. Standby refers to having a trained emergency response team waiting at the patient's bedside to go into action as soon as a pronouncement of legal death occurs. Statistically, an average standby will last around ten days. Three days is considered a very short standby, and twenty days is considered very long.
Q3. What is stabilisation, and why is it so important?
A. Stabilisation refers to the following: initial cool-down, continuation of cardiac support, insertion of medications appropriate to cryopreservation, and also the replacing of the patient's blood with a medical cryoprotectant. Without these arrangements, cellular degradation will have been more advanced than with them. Also, upon cooling down to very low temperatures, freezing damage would otherwise be likely to occur. This would cause considerable harm to the patient.
Q4. What is transport, and why is it so important?
A. Transport is the third main element in this process, and is also an issue of critical importance. With good organisation, prior planning, and secure arrangements, a patient can be delivered at dry ice temperatures to their long term care facility within a couple of days. A period of a couple of days for total transport time is quite acceptable, and about the same time as it often takes to get a patient from one part of America to another, if they are passing state borders.
Q5. What professionally trained staff will be provided?
A. EUCRIO employs a wide variety of professionals as contractors, including physicians, medics, embalmers, funeral directors, and lawyers, ready to act across the European Union. Our level of staffing is sufficient for us to be able to respond to emergencies at all times, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Q6. What does it all cost?
A. EUCRIO charges a membership fee of €35/month, and then an extra fee per service, which each will run into the tens of thousands of euros. There are different levels of service, and different funding options available to cover these costs. We aim to make these services as affordable as possible.
Q7. Does EUCRIO provide storage for cryonics patients?
A. EUCRIO is a specialist organisation and performs only the roles of standby, stabilisation, and transport at this time.
Q8. To which cryonics storage providers will EUCRIO provide transport?
A. EUCRIO is pleased to convey patients to any of the three main cryonics long-term care providers: Alcor, Cryonics Institute, and KrioRus.
Q9. Who can apply?
A. To apply, you need only be a fully funded suspension member (or have an equivalent contract in the case of KrioRus, which is not a membership-based organisation) of one of the three main cryonics long-term care providers.
Q10. Can EUCRIO provide service outside the EU?
A. At the present time, EUCRIO will provide its services only within the European Union.
Q11. I live outside of the EU but often spend time in the EU. Can I apply?
A. Yes, though EUCRIO will only be able to assist you if you are in the EU when you require our services.
Q12. I am an EU resident, but I often travel outside of the EU. Can you assist me if I need your help when outside of the EU?
A. We cannot operate outside of the EU. However, if you are planning to travel outside of the EU a lot, we will happily help you to make alternative arrangements.
Q13. What do I need to do next to benefit from your services?
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