LONDON:- US dating app Tinder is teaming up with Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) to raise awareness among the young about organ donation, it said Monday. Romance-seekers swiping on some profiles will be prompted to sign up to the NHS organ donor register. After swiping, users will receive a message reading: “If only it was that easy for those in need of a life-saving organ to find a match.” As part of the campaign, artificial profiles have also been created for Olympic medallist Jade Jones and soap stars Jamie Laing and Gemma Oaten. –AFP

“With the help of these bespoke profiles on Tinder, we’ll grab people’s attention and throw a spotlight on the importance of organ donation,” said Sally Johnson, NHS director of Organ Donation and Transplantation. “Joining the register takes only a couple of minutes - about the same amount of time as a few swipes on Tinder.” Around 7,000 people are currently on the transplant waiting list in Britain.