• Question: Is suspended animation possible for humans?

    Asked by The Ge Ni U S to Andrew, Jade, Jessica, Kevin, Lynn on 22 Jun 2015.
    • Photo: Jess Wade

      Jess Wade answered on 22 Jun 2015:

      Hey G-

      I’ve never really considered this, but my brother told me about it ages ago- putting a patient ‘on hold’ whilst surgery happens, taking the patient’s blood out, keeping it cool and fixing injuries. It seems to be quite weird american research, and I wouldn’t really sign up for the trial. The blood loses oxygen for 4-5 minutes, which could cause huge amounts of brain damage that you wouldn’t know about until we woke up.