Other stars including Phillip Schofield and Alan Shearer have gotten behind the organ donation campaign too

Celebrities including reality star Amy Childs and Strictly Come Dancing‘s Craig Revel Horwood have shown they are stars with hearts by pledged their support to a new organ donation campaign.

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As part of National Transplant Week (7 – 13 September), the NHS Blood and Transplant unit are urging the nation to break the silence surrounding organ donation.

They’re encouraging people to share a selfie of themselves making a heart with their hands with the hashtag #sayidonate to show that they have signed up for organ donation.

Essex glamour girl Amy got involved in the campaign by posting a picture of her forming a heart with her former TOWIE co-star Harry Derbidge.

Another snap shows Craig and fellow Strictly star Anton Du Beke joining hands to show their support.

Former footballers Lee Dixon and Alan Shearer, and This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield have also gotten in on the action.

The campaign comes as its revealed almost 17 million adults haven’t decided whether to donate their organs after death.

And, whilst we’ll happily chat to our nearest and dearest about the ins and outs of our last bikini wax and other personal topics, 4.1 million people who do want to donate their organs when they die say they haven’t talked to a loved one about that decision.

But, with three people in need of a transplant dying every day, it’s time people started taking about it and taking action – which is where the ‘Seven Days To Say Yes I Donate’ campaign comes in.

Anthony Clarkson, NHS Blood and Transplant’s Assistant Director for Organ Donation and Nursing says: ‘Telling your loved ones you want to be an organ donor means your family will be in no doubt about your decision meaning your wishes will be fulfilled should you die in circumstances where organ donation is possible.

‘Over the next seven days we’d like everyone to give a few minutes of their time to think about organ donation and talk about whether they want to be an organ donor with their relatives or a close friend.’

Want to get involved? Visit organdonation.nhs.uk for more information, and show your support for organ donation on social media during National Transplant Week by posting about your conversations using #sayidonate.