Alcor Life Extension Foundation Featured in International Documentaries

PHOENIX, Oct. 25, 2004 -- Alcor Life Extension Foundation is pleased to announce that the Foundation has recently completed interviews with various national and international media with the intent to inform the public about the Foundation's mission and provide the public with a better understanding of cryonics and Alcor as an organization.

Alcor has fielded a number of national media requests and is working with various outlets regarding cryonics research and technology. Alcor will be featured in a number of programs in the US, including The History Channel's "Tactical to Practical," which focuses on "extreme cold," Planet Grande Pictures, based in Malibu, California, is working with Alcor on a program regarding "unusual occupations" for airing on Country Music Television (CMT). Alcor has also received enquiries from the major networks as well as top newspapers throughout the country.

On the international level, Alcor has received requests for interviews and video clips from production companies or networks across Europe and Asia. This week, Alcor hosted German television channel, ZDF for three days of filming. ZDF and French affiliate, Arte Television will air 45-minute documentary about Alcor in late 2004 or early 2005 throughout Germany and France. Sky One Television, a British television station, plans to feature Alcor in a pet documentary, entitled, "World of Pets." The documentary, which will be filmed next week at Alcor, is scheduled to air throughout Europe in January 2005, and also the United States in the spring of 2005. Ideale Audience, another production company for Arte TV (French public television) plans to feature Alcor as an example of leading-edge technology. The Entertainment Group of the Netherlands plans to include Alcor in a television program about options for the end of life. Fuji Television of Japan has requested video footage and general interest information regarding cryonics and Alcor. Additional requests for information and footage have been received from Spain and the UK.

For more information or to schedule media interviews, contact Jennifer Chapman at 877-462-5267 or 480-905-1906 ext. 113, .

About Alcor Life Extension Inc.

The Alcor Life Extension Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1972, is the world leader in cryonics, and cryonics research and technology. Cryonics is the science of using ultra-cold temperatures to suspend and preserve human life. The intent is that technologically advanced scientific procedures will one day be available to revive cryopreserved humans and restore them to good health.

The promise of cryopreservation has taken a quantum leap forward with the ongoing development of molecular nanotechnology and the introduction of vitrification to Alcor's protocols.

One use of nanotechnology is the expectation that cell-sized machines will be developed to repair damage or cure disease at the cellular level, including any potential damage that results from the cryopreservation processes.

Alcor performed its first human cryopreservation in 1976. Since then, Alcor has engaged in long-term patient care as well as cryopreservation procedures. Among Alcor's scientific achievements is the use of advanced cryoprotectant formulas capable of achieving ice-free preservation, known as vitrification.

Today, Alcor is the only full-service cryonics organization in existence. Alcor has more than 690 members from around the world and 65 patients in cryostasis. For more information about Alcor and cryonics, visit