Man’s Tinder date leads to lifesaving kidney donation for friend


Erika Bragan, Jennifer Thomas and Rich O’Dea

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A swipe to the right could help save someone’s life. At least it did for this group of people.

Erika Bragan has needed a new kidney for several years.

Her friend Richard O’Dea, from Tampa, Florida, was on a Tinder date with Jennifer Thomas when he told her Bragan’s story.

That’s when Thomas told him that she would volunteer to be a donor if she’s a match.

So Thomas got tested, and she’s a perfect match.

The kidney transplant is set to happen next week.

O’Dea and Thomas are no longer dating, but they say they’re still friends.

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