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Dateline: It's a Match
It's a Match
Season 1  |  Episode 32  |  SBS  |  October 9, 2018

Tinder has turned the dating game on its head. But for one young woman, a simple swipe right would go on to save her life.
A simple swipe on Tinder brings the possibility of love or perhaps heartbreak. But would you expect to find a new kidney?
That’s the story for New York couple Alana Duran and Lori Intercello, who started their romance on the online dating app, before realising they were a match in more ways than one.
Alana has lupus - a disease triggered by a malfunction in the body’s immune system which causes it to start attacking itself. At only 25 years old she has already had a hip replacement and a pacemaker installed, and had been waiting on the kidney transplant list for years.
Despite meeting on Tinder a few months earlier, Lori Interlicchio went through all the necessary tests to find out if her kidney was match for Alana.
Hiding her test results at the bottom of a giant box of birthday goodies, she recorded Alana’s emotional reaction to the news. The video has since racked up hundreds of thousands of views, and made headlines around the world.
For Lori, watching Alana’s laborious dialysis treatments made the decision a no-brainer.

Tinder has turned the dating game on its head. But for one young woman, a simple swipe right would go on to save her life.
A simple swipe on Tinder brings the possibility of love or perhaps heartbreak. But would you expect to find a new kidney?
That’s the story for New York couple Alana Duran and Lori Intercello, who started their romance on the online dating app, before realising they were a match in more ways than one.
Alana has lupus - a disease triggered by a malfunction in the body’s immune system which causes it to start attacking itself. At only 25 years old she has already had a hip replacement and a pacemaker installed, and had been waiting on the kidney transplant list for years.
Despite meeting on Tinder a few months earlier, Lori Interlicchio went through all the necessary tests to find out if her kidney was match for Alana.
Hiding her test results at the bottom of a giant box of birthday goodies, she recorded Alana’s emotional reaction to the news. The video has since racked up hundreds of thousands of views, and made headlines around the world.
For Lori, watching Alana’s laborious dialysis treatments made the decision a no-brainer.

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