WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh club, aided by Francine Schott, The Celtic Sisters, and numerous volunteers from West Orange, West Essex and the surrounding community, hosted the Seventh Annual Francis Schott Memorial Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Staffed by The Blood Center of New Jersey, the 15 tables set up for donators were never empty. The community stepped up in response to a critical blood shortage and donated 120 pints of blood.  All participants were thanked with an Irish Breakfast courtesy of Stage Left Restaurant in New Brunswick.

Francine Schott said in response to the strong turnout, "On behalf of myself and my family let me extend our gratitude to the committee that made this happen, to all the volunteers who worked on Sunday and to all the donors who came out. Have a great Thanksgiving and we'll catch you again next year."