X-Message-Number: 9004
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: An.Announcement
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 00:28:36 -0800 (PST)

HI everyone!

As some of you know, I will be leaving for Australia in April of this year.
However I have a few things to say about what might be done until then as
a means to save the basic aims of Prometheus.

First of all, there is an incorporated, nonprofit society which can be
used to receive donations. It is called the Institute for Neural Cryobiology,
and remains in existence. I am happy to transfer officership of this 
organization to any person(s) interested in using it to continue working 
towards the aims of Prometheus (at a minimum, whole brain cryopreservation
with none of minimal damage). I am also happy to work with anyone who will
become such an officer. I will also point out that ALL the work needed so 
that INC (Institute for Neural Cryobiology) can accept tax-deductible 
donations has been done already.

(Unfortunately, Paul may mess up your possible tax deduction for 1997 by giving
your donation back to you. If anyone on Cryonet expresses an interest, I'm
happy to ask about whether a donation to INC of that money would preserve
its deductible status. Yes, in other cases it may, but we'd need to know about
this one).

Basically this setup might be used to become a branch of 21st Century Medicine,
unless someone else steps in as a strong leader. I do not intend to cease
my activity in cryonics when I go to Australia --- very much the opposite.
However it may be hard to deal with the issues involved with carrying out
Prometheus from that distance, even with email. I am more than happy to 
volunteer to do whatever is necessary and possible for Prometheus to continue
so long as I remain in the US, and whatever I can do later also.

I am eager to hear suggestions, replies, criticism, whatever. For many years
cryonics has badly needed more research. It would be much more than a pity
if personalities remained so much an issue that we fail to do that research;
WE are the only ones who will fund it, and WE are the only ones who will
directly or indirectly do it. 

			Best to all, and long long life to all,

				Thomas Donaldson

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