‘To Die in Order to Live’: The Need for Legislation Governing Post-Mortem Cryonic Suspension

26 Pages Posted: 28 May 2010 Last revised: 23 Oct 2010

Adam A. Perlin

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Given that the current state of the law is inadequate to ensure that the will of a decedent wishing to undergo cryonic suspension is carried out, this article proposes a practicable legislative solution to effectuating that will, based on a utilization of current law.

Keywords: cryonics, cryogenics, cryonic suspension, Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, UAGA, autopsy, Alcor, decedent, testator, decedent's rights, testator's rights, estate planning

Suggested Citation

Perlin, Adam A., ‘To Die in Order to Live’: The Need for Legislation Governing Post-Mortem Cryonic Suspension (2007). Southwestern University Law Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, p.33, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1608140

Adam A. Perlin (Contact Author)

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