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Organ donation campaigner receives award from Prime Minister

20 November 2018

An organ donation campaigner has received a Points of Light award for his work to raise awareness about organ donation in black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

Kirit Modi, who is a kidney transplant recipient, has worked with community groups to create campaigns in English, Hindi, and Gujarati in support of organ donation.

He is also the life vice-chair of the National Kidney Federation and founding member of the National, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Transplant Alliance.

The awards recognise volunteers who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.

Kirit received his award from Philip May on behalf of the Prime Minister.

Kirit Modi receives his award from Philip MayKirit said: “I am honoured to receive this recognition which is a result of working collaboratively with many organisations, particularly BAME groups, over many years.

“Our aim should be that nobody should die while waiting for an organ transplant in the UK.”

Bob Blackman, Kirit’s MP, said: “Kirit’s work in the field of BAME organ donation is first-rate and he has, no doubt, raised awareness and saved lives in the process.

“To anyone who is BAME, I urge you to consider signing up as a donor.”