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Tinder Match Finds Girlfriend With Same Blood Type And Gives Her The Gift Of Life

25/11/2015 09:25 GMT | Updated 25/11/2015 09:59 GMT
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As most of you know I was diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 12. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where my body's immune system is overactive and it starts to attack different parts of my body; thinking that my body is a foreign invader. In my case my Lupus was very active when I was younger resulting in a hip replacement, going into congestive heart failure, getting a pacemaker implanted, going into kidney failure and ultimately going on dialysis. I've been waiting patiently for a kidney since 2011. It's been 4 years and no luck yet UNTIL a little while back my wonderfully amazing girlfriend Lori Interlicchio went and got tested to see if she was a match to donate a kidney to me. It turns out she is! Who knew that when we both swiped right on Tinder that day, that we would be more than just girlfriends but that she would be my kidney donor! It's so funny how things work out. Both of us going into this relationship not expecting anything out of the ordinary. It's just so amazing to me that she was willing to get tested and now she's super excited to donate one of her kidneys to me. Lori, I love you so much and I'm so excited that we get to do this together. You're the absolute best.WATCH TILL THE VERY END! :)

Posted by Alana Duran on Friday, 20 November 2015

In this season of festivities and gift-giving, one woman has donated the biggest present of all.

Lori Interlicchio, who met her girlfriend on Tinder, decided to surprise her with a box of goodies.

The gifts for her partner, Alana Duran, were particularly special as she was diagnosed with Lupus when she was aged just 12.

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Interlicchio filmed the occasion as she set a ribboned box in front of her girlfriend, not giving any hints to what was inside.

As Duran riffled through the small presents, it was the one at the bottom that meant the most.

After checking whether she was a blood-match, her girlfriend surprised her with the gift of life, providing her with a much needed kidney.

She included a card that read: "Tattoos are cool but I’d rather get matching scars" with the news that her girlfriend could come off dialysis.

Completely overwhelmed, Duran broke down into tears and was left speechless.

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Duran posted the emotional video, which has since got over 93,000 views, with the message: ‘Who knew that when we both swiped right on Tinder that day, that we would be more than just girlfriends but that she would be my kidney donor!

"It's so funny how things work out. Both of us going into this relationship not expecting anything out of the ordinary. It's just so amazing to me that she was willing to get tested and now she's super excited to donate one of her kidneys to me.

"Lori, I love you so much and I'm so excited that we get to do this together. You're the absolute best."

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body).

In Lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs.