ADVERTISING
 
Thursday, August 22   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Society
Should Christians join social protests?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Spain
 

First European centre for cryopreservation of human bodies will open in Spain

A private company says it will freeze and preserve human bodies for at least 100 years. In the United States, 350 people have already given their body to cryopreservation.

SOURCES Las Provincias AUTHOR Evangelical Focus VALENCIA 06 NOVEMBER 2018 18:09 h GMT+1
Cryopreservation capsules. / Wikimedia Commons.

Preserving one’s frozen body with the hope to be ‘resurrected’ by science will be possible in the Spanish city of Valencia.



The company Cecryon says their facilities are being set up to become the first center of its kind in Europe. The project has the premises and the materials needed, they claim, and the cryopreservation capsules will arrive soon.



 



VITRIFICATION TO PRESERVE THE BODIES



Two 'clients' have already hired the services to conserve their body after death.



“The technique we use is called vitrification, which is already used to preserve ova or embryos that are later reimplanted”, Dr. Albert Estrada, Cecryon's scientific director told Spanish newspaper Las Provincias.



According to Estrada, any body that keeps “at least the head” can be cryopreserved.



 



KEPT IN LIQUID NITROGEN AT -196 ºC



For the technique to work, the body must be treated minutes after the death.



“After a progressive cooling of about five days, which is made in the operating room, the corpse is kept in capsules with liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -196 ºC degrees”.



Under these conditions, bodies vitrified by the cold can be preserved for years. From there, their future iwould be in the hands of scientific progress and legislation that authorises the revival of frozen bodies.



 



€200,000 FOR 100 YEARS PRESERVATION



The initial price for these services is 200,000 Euro, but the company also provides payment formulas through insurance companies.



“Our initial commitment is to maintain the body 100 years by contract, with the will to preserve it longer if, after the century, we still cannot recover it”, says Javier Tapia, the CEO of Cecryon.



 



350 ALREADY CRYOPRESERVED IN THE USA



Will this project hoping for a future ‘resurrection’ of the body succeed? “There are many people interested and we think that there is a market to make it work”, Tapia says.



“In the United States, there are already 350 people cryopreserved. In Russia, around 50, plus thousands of customers who have contracted the service, some of them Europeans”, he adds.



 



“A FAMILY DECISION”



Emilio Sánchez, Vicepresident and spokesman of the Spanish Cryogenic Association, which groups fifty people interested in this procedure once they die, believes that the center “is of great interest and we hope that it will soon become a reality”.



“It is essential to have such a center in Europe, which avoids the bureaucracy of moving bodies to other countries. We know the case of two Spanish women cryopreserved in the United States", he adds.



The cryonics prefer to talk about patients instead of deceased people. Sánchez advises that the decision of cryopreservation should be taken as a family, to recover life together”.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - First European centre for cryopreservation of human bodies will open in Spain
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
Arie de Pater: Refugees deserve a fair and efficient process Arie de Pater: Refugees deserve a fair and efficient process

The Brussels representative of the European Evangelical Alliance offers a Christian perspective on the crisis: “We can’t reduce people to just a number that needs to be controlled”.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’ IFES World Assembly: ‘Messengers of Hope’

Students, graduates and staff of the global evangelical student movement reflected together on how the books of Luke and Acts apply to today's universities.

 
Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission Christians at work - the missing link in fulfilling the Great Commission

Photos of the Lausanne Movement Global Workplace Forum, celebrated in Manila.

 
European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference

Images of the fifth EFN gathering. Experts, activists, counsellors and church leaders met in Pescara, Italy.

 
Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference

Evangelical leaders from across Europe meet in Wisla (Poland) to network for mission in a range of fields. The vision is to renew the biblical church and evangelise Europe.

 
‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’ ‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’

Photos of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance’s annual gathering “Idea 2019”, in Murcia. Politicians and church leaders discussed about the role of minorities in society.

 
VIDEO Video
 
How has Christianity influenced the modern world? How has Christianity influenced the modern world?

Paul Copan, Chair of Philosophy and Ethics of Palm Beach Atlantic University, explains how many key features of Western civilization, are the legacy of the biblical faith being lived out by believers in society.

 
Chinese Homecoming Gathering: Thousands say 'we’re one' Chinese Homecoming Gathering: Thousands say 'we’re one'

Christians from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and North America, from different ethnic backgronds, came together to pray for unity as the body of Christ.

 
How have global missions changed over the last century? How have global missions changed over the last century?

The centre of gravity of Christianity has shifted from Europe to Africa, says Nana Yaw Offei Awuku, Director of the Lausanne Younger Leaders Generation initiative.

 
Christian organisations call to pray for new British Prime Minister Christian organisations call to pray for new British Prime Minister

Representatives of the National Day of Prayer, the Evangelical Alliance and CARE express the need for churches to pray for the new leadership of a country divided by Brexit and other issues.

 
GWF in Manila: “Kingdom building requires global collaboration” GWF in Manila: “Kingdom building requires global collaboration”

850 from 108 countries met for the Global Workplace Forum, June 25-29. The gathering was organised by the Lausanne Movement. “Every workplace is a place of ministry”.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.