Sunday, December 15 (2019); Trauma, Burns, Drowning
Exposure to extreme cold results in a series of predictable changes in human physiology, which can be broadly described as "everything stops working". From the coagulation cascade to the the nephron to the interactions of haemoglobin with oxygen, all things become slower and more disorganised. Ultimately, the borders of survival can be found somewhere around 13.7°C, which was the temperature of the coldest survivor (unreliable accounts suggest it may be as low as 9°C for children). Beyond this point, the defrosted organism tends to be permanently damaged by their experience.