The coordinating voice for Black, Asian, Mixed Race and Minority Ethnic transplant donation

Amjid Ali

The National BAME Transplant Alliance (NBTA) would like to convey its deepest
condolences and sympathy to the family, friends and working colleagues of the sadly
departed Mr Amjid Ali. This quiet, friendly and deeply influential giant of a human
soul was pivotal in many streams of Organ donation and transplantation awareness
work in many diverse communities, especially in the Islamic faith. Despite his
ongoing health battles linked to his Kidneys, he always bounced back ready to put
his expert strategic thinking and planning into direct action on the subject of Organ
donation, faith and ethnicity, and that extended into current issues and debates
relating to COVID-19 Vaccines.

He always seemed so calm and thoughtful, but beneath the respectful demeanour
his presence always demanded your full respect and attention to the detail of his
verbal and written word. We at the NBTA will also miss his great camaraderie,
however we know that his untimely passing will drive us all on to reach for the
maximum return on our own individual and collective awareness efforts as a true
tribute to his name. The minute silence tribute at the beginning of our recent NBTA
Members meeting, reflected the huge love and respect for Amjid. Therefore in
closing, the world is a much poorer place without Amjid Ali, but his great calm legacy
of messaging will go onto save many more lives of all backgrounds and we thank his
family for sharing his life with us all.