As coronavirus cases continue to surge in India, there is a growing shortage of beds, oxygen, medicines and plasma donors. The healthcare system is reeling under pressure as a second wave threatens to cause damage that could have far-reaching consequences.
In the midst of crisis, people are doing anything and everything to save the lives of their loved ones. That includes finding plasma donors on dating apps, if need be.
One woman seems to have managed to find a plasma donor for her friend on Tinder, believe it or not. Well, as long as that works!
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Sohini Chattopadhyay wrote, “We found a plasma match for our friend through Tinder”. Chattopadhyay went on to add, “Dating app 1, govt 0”.
We found a plasma match for our friend through Tinder. ?
Dating app 1, govt 0.
— Sohini Chattopadhyay (@popeyed) April 20, 2021
Chattopadhyay, whose 30-year-old friend had contracted the virus, had been searching for plasma donors on multiple platforms including hospitals and police helplines.
Of all the places, it was Tinder that finally did the trick. It was only when she was casually using Tinder when she found a donor. Her Covid-positive friend had shared her condition and put the requirement for a plasma donor in her Tinder bio.
Also read: ‘All Patients Don’t Need Plasma’ – Doctors Amid Shortage; Remdesivir Not Life-Saver: Centre
As lucky would have it, they found one. Calling it “something nice that happened in weird times” in subsequent tweets, Chattopadhyay explained that though they were not actively looking for plasma donors on the dating site, it was pleasant to find someone who volunteered to donate plasma on Tinder.
Chattopadhyay, later went on to reveal that her friend has been recovering and would not need any more plasma donations.
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