Review of regulations on cryonics

Earlier this year a judge granted a 14-year-old girl’s wish to have her body cryonically preserved and transported to the USA.  Her estranged father was opposed to her undergoing this procedure.  The girl had terminal cancer and has now died.  Her hope was that in the future, when a cure has been found for her cancer, she can be revived and treated.  The procedures used by the cryonics team who attended the hospital at which she died have caused concern.  The Department of Health is reviewing regulations on cryonics after it was revealed that children as young as 7 have been signed up for the procedure.