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Chinese woman cryogenically frozen for possibility of revival

/ 01:03 PM August 24, 2017

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A woman who died of lung cancer became the first person in China to be cryogenically frozen.

Zhan Wenlian passed away at the age of 49 due to lung cancer back in May. Her husband, Gui Junmin, decided to donate her body to a “life preservation project,” according to The Mirror.

The project is a collaboration between Yinfeng Biological Group, Qilu Hospital Shandong University and the United States-based non-profit organization Alcor Life Extension Foundation.

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Gui hopes that his wife can be revived one day using more advanced medical techniques, the report said. Apparently, he and his wife shared a belief in new and emerging technologies. The couple was also against cremation and wanted to give back to society by donating Zhan’s body to science.

Gui is also planning to donate his body after he dies. He said, “If my wife wakes up, she might be lonely. I need to keep her company.”

Zhan’s frozen body will be kept in stasis while submerged in 2,000 liters of liquid nitrogen at minus 196 degrees Celsius. She will be looked after at the Yinfeng Biological Group in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province in east China.

“Zhan and her family are clear about the risks and the possibility that the procedure might ultimately fail,” said director Jia Chusheng of the Yinfeng Biological Group in the report.

Chusheng adds, “But as someone who has donated her body to science, she also gains hope of being revived one day.” Alfred Bayle/JB

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