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Alcor Life Extension Foundation
« on: August 14, 2017, 09:35:59 pm »
The Alcor Life Extension Foundation, most often referred to as Alcor, is a Scottsdale, Arizona, USA-based nonprofit organization that researches, advocates for and performs cryonics, the preservation of human corpses in liquid nitrogen after legal death, with hopes of restoring them to full health when hypothetical new technology is developed in the future.

As of January 31, 2017, Alcor had more than 1,618 members, including 354 associate members and 149 in cryopreservation, as whole bodies or brains.  Alcor also cryopreserves pets. As of November 15, 2007, there were 33 animals preserved.

Alcor accepts bodies as "anatomical donations" under the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act and Arizona Anatomical Gift Act for research purposes, reinforced by a court finding (Alcor, Merkle & Henson v. Mitchell) in its favor that affirmed a constitutional right to donate one's body for research into cryopreservation.

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