Cryogenic storage order

Re JS (Disposal of Body) [2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam) saw the court called upon to consider orders as to how the body of JS should be dealt with, following her death. The parents of the 14 year old girl disagreed on whether her body should be cryogenically preserved.

The court ordered that the disposal of JS’ body should be the responsibility of her mother, who supported the girls wish for cryogenic storage. JS died on 17 October 2016.

At [69], the court noted that the events in this case suggest the need for proper regulation of cryonic preservation if it is to happen in future.

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