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  1. #1 Human hybernation 
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    Do you know if there is success with humans or animals placed in long-term hibernation or suspended animation?For example,incurably sick person wants
    to hibernate himself in hope that in future cure will be found.Do you know what companies and societies could provide such help?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514
    Do you know if there is success with humans or animals placed in long-term hibernation or suspended animation?For example,incurably sick person wants
    to hibernate himself in hope that in future cure will be found.Do you know what companies and societies could provide such help?
    I think some companies offer to freeze you down. Though i:

    1) Dont know how to contact such companies, ive heared they exist but i dont know for a fact.

    2) Even if a cure for age is found, the damage done by the freezing process may be irrepairable even if the diseases cure or antiage were to work.

    I do not know of any type of hibernation that would effect age, and im not even sure freezing down a person stops ageing either. Hibernating a person is useless if it doesent affect age in my opinion as its better to be young and dying and enjoy your last days on earth than freeze yourself down and lose that time in an attempt to cheat death.

    I may have misunderstood your intent/question OP, if that is the case just ignore my answer.


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    The companies you are reffering to are companies that offer cryogenic freezing. The freeze you in liquid Nitrogen to preserve you. As far as I know though, they only freeze bodies not people who are still alive.
    Cells such as Sperm, Eggs, blood, embyros etc can be (and often are) frozen cryogenically for future use.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryogenic_freezing
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    If I no make mistake cryogenic cooling is not only way to preserve living being.There is also some processes possible which allow make living process extremely slow and some early successes in hibernating living beings.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspended_animation
    I'm interested if it allowed by law to ask some company to hibernate a living person,and if government
    will consider such a person live or dead.And if they will not bury my body by force.
    In any case I'm interested only in processes which already have success for now in hibernating a person
    and brining it back to life.
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    I don't any fact. But I think even if such technique were possible in humans, it wouldn't be legal for sure...

    But at the rithm the technology is evolving and the human etics are changing I think it won't be a problem in 10/15 years .
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    It would only be illegal if the person with whom it concerned actually died. Even then, it would be allowed in some countries, as in effect, it would just be Euthanasia which is legal in a few liberal countries.
    Going off stanleys wiki link I pulled this out of the first paragraph:

    "Suspended animation is the slowing of life processes by external means without termination. Breathing, heartbeat, and other involuntary functions may still occur, but they can only be detected by artificial means."
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