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This author is paying doctors to preserve his brain

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Feb 20, 2017, 5:10 pm IST
Updated : Feb 20, 2017, 5:12 pm IST

He wants them to freeze them in liquid nitrogen through a cryogenic process

The author is based out of Skye in Scotland and wants Alcor Institute in Arizona to preserve it after he dies. (Photo: Twitter)
 The author is based out of Skye in Scotland and wants Alcor Institute in Arizona to preserve it after he dies. (Photo: Twitter)

Insuring body parts and freezing eggs have all been done and creative people are going to the farthest extent to preserve their creativity once they die. A Scottish writer recently started paying a research institute in Arizona to preserve his brain cryogenically.

According to a report in the Mirror, Skye-based author DJ MacLennan has started paying 50 pounds per month to the Alcor Institute to preserve his brain just like how organs can be donated. The author has told the institute that when he dies he wants the team of volunteers to fill his body with anti-freezing liquid before plunging it into ice water. MacLennan’s body will then be wrapped in a polyethylene, submerged in alcohol and lowered into ice before being shipped to Arizona. The head will then be removed and frozen in liquid nitrogen before being stored.

While the process costs 75,000 pounds, DJ has taken the one that costs 40,000 pounds. The writer believes that if organs aren’t wasted anymore, brains should definitely not be wasted and Cryonics is the best option.

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