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Frank Schott Memorial Blood Drive set for Nov. 24 at the Shillelagh Club

Credits: Janet Burke

WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Sunday, Nov. 24, the seventh annual Frank Schott Memorial Blood Drive will be held at the Shillelagh Club, 648 Prospect Ave., West Orange, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Essex County Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh and The Celtic Sisters are sponsoring the event in memory of the late Frank Schott, former Chief of the Orange Fire Department. 

The Shillelagh Club continues to add to its growing list of community support events as this year's drive follows on the heels of a very successful 2012 effort.  More than125 pints of blood were collected, and there is a current critical blood shortage in the area according to the NJ Blood Bank. The NJ Bloodmobile will be on site to assist with the expeditious processing of donors.

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Teens ages 16-18 can donate with a parent present.

As a bonus for donors, the award-winning Stage Left Restaurant of New Brunswick is providing a special Irish Breakfast at no charge.

It is recommended that potential donors schedule an appointment to donate. Email or call (973) 477-3915.  

Check out the NJ Blood Center's  website at

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