Welcome To AlcorThe Alcor Life Extension Foundation is the world leader in cryonics, cryonics research, and cryonics technology. Cryonics is the science of using ultra-cold temperature to preserve human life with the intent of restoring good health when technology becomes available to do so. Alcor is a non-profit organization located in Scottsdale, Arizona, founded in 1972.
What Is Cryonics?Cryonics is an experimental procedure that preserves a human being using the best available technology for the purpose of saving his/her life. We believe medical technology will advance further in coming decades than it has in the past several centuries, enabling it to heal damage at the cellular and molecular levels and to restore full physical and mental health.
Cryonics & ScienceBanking of transplantable organs at low temperature is a recognized specialty of the science of cryobiology. Alcor applies breakthroughs in organ banking research to the much more difficult problem of preserving whole people. Although cryonics is not reversible today, the eventual perfection of cryonics will be of great value to fields such as medicine and space travel.
What Cryonics Is NotCryonics as practiced by Alcor is not an interment method or mortuary practice. Alcor intervenes in the dying process as soon as possible after legal death to preserve the brain as well as possible. Alcor seeks to prevent loss of information within the brain that encodes memory and personal identity, which is the true boundary between life and death.
More Cryonics InfoLearn more about the fascinating details of the cryopreservation process. Our extensive FAQ will answer just about every question you can think of, from general questions to technical, moral and ethical, spiritual, and financial questions, to queries about membership. Some answers clarify incorrect assumptions in the question.
Become A MemberBecoming an Alcor member is easy and surprisingly affordable, if you are in good health and eligible for life insurance, which will pay for your cryopreservation. The world is an incredible place moving faster and faster. Technological advances can only lead the mind's imagination to what is in store for our customers.
Cryonics Is An Extension Of
In this in-depth analysis of cryonics, Alcor President, Max More, explores how cryonics is, in fact, simply an extension of critical care medicine.
Critical Care Medicine
How to Sign Up
Alcor President, Max More, describes the process, ease and affordability of becoming a cryonics member with Alcor Life Extension Foundation.
We know that cryonics is probably a new subject to most of you and we would like to answer any questions you might have about cryonics and our Alcor cryopreservation services ™. Our new IM (Instant Messaging) feature below will allow you to chat to a live Alcor representative. Simply follow the dotted line and arrow below (to the bottom right hand corner of this page) and click on the IM feature to be connected. Additionally, you can call Alcor (toll-free) today for a free, no-obligation cryonics consultation at: 1.877.GO. ALCOR