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NHS joins forces with Tinder to raise awareness of organ donations

The United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS), has teamed up with popular dating app Tinder to raise awareness of organ donations. Normally the app is used to find others with a good personality match - however, for the next fortnight, the NHS has turned it into a platform to give insight on organ donation and encourage people to donate their organs.

As you swipe through the app, you will sometimes be encouraged to become an organ donor and asked to sign-up to the NHS' Donor Register, in which you confirm your commitment to donating your organs.

Some months back, in July, the NHS said that the amount of people who donate their organs after death had fallen for the first time. Naturally, the NHS doesn't want this to happen again, and is doing more to encourage organ donors.

Currently, the UK has around 7,000 people on the waiting list for a transplant, with 6,000 people having died whilst waiting for an operation in the last decade.

Celebrities profiles on Tinder will feature 'The Wait' logo in order to help raise awareness. The celebrities who are taking part include: Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones MBE, Emmerdale's Gemma Oaten and Jamie Laing, part of Made in Chelsea.

If you swipe right on profiles, you will receive a message that reads: "If only it was that easy for those in need of a life-saving organ to find a match."

Source: BBC News | Image: Tinder

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