Oregon Cryonics
A Non-profit Organization

About Oregon Cryonics

Facility

Bay Area

Research

 

Staff

Executive Director: Jordan Sparks, D.M.D.

Operations Manager: Mathew Sullivan

Office Administrator: Ray Brumback

Lab Tech: Laura Jackson

Fabricator: Kerry Boss

 

License

Oregon Cryonics is licensed through the State of Oregon as a Nontransplant Anatomical Research Recovery Organization (NARRO).  This license allows us to make use of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) to legally accept body and tissue donations. 

license

Administrative Rules, OAR 333-081: Oregon Public Health Division

LIcense Information: http://public.health.oregon.gov

Only four companies in Oregon fall under the NARRO regulation.  Prior to this law that first took effect in 2014, making use of the UAGA was entirely legal, but not regulated.  The term "NARRO" seems to be specific to Oregon, so far.  Companies that would fall under the definition of a NARRO exist in most other states, and are part of a thriving industry, primarily serving as hands-on education for surgical skills by medical professionals.  Most of these companies are not regulated, yet they serve a well-accepted and important purpose.  Some states, such as Florida, have recently passed laws with such high standards that most NARROs from out of state cannot operate in Florida, even for the purpose of picking up a donated body.  Those more restrictive regulations have a serious negative impact on cryonics.

 

Corporate Structure

Oregon Corporation Division Data: egov.sos.state.or.us

Oregon Cryonics was established in 2005 as a Non Profit Mutual Benefit corporation.  It is not charitable, public benefit, or tax exempt.  It actually operates very similarly to a for-profit corporation, except that the assets are protected from being taken by the director(s).  If Oregon Cryonics ever made a profit it would need to pay taxes, but it's unlikely that it will ever make a profit so it never pays taxes.

 

Manual

Our Manual is publicly available.

 

Cases

Cases

 

Pet Cases:

Pet Cases

 

Media Coverage

Media Coverage