Celtic Sisters Host 8th Annual Frank Schott Memorial Blood Drive with Free Irish Breakfast, 9am to 2pm, Sunday, Nov. 23; Shillelagh Club, 648 Prospect Ave, West Orange
WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Celtic Sisters are inviting the West Essex community to their 8th Annual Frank Schott Memorial Blood Drive this Sunday at the Shillelagh Club located at 648 Prospect Ave, West Orange. All donors will receive a free Irish Breakfast. The event will run from 9am to 2pm on Sunday, Nov. 23.
The blood drive will be administered by The Blood Center of New Jersey and donors will need to supply their social security number on their initial visit or their blood donor ID number. Donors who provide their email address will receive an email in a few days which lists their blood type and cholesterol result.
West Caldwell resident and one of the Blood Drive Organizers
The blood drive is held each year in memory of Frank Schott, who was the Chief of the Orange Fire Department.
"Very little changes after giving blood,"
a Blood Center spokesperson commented.
"Your fluid volume is back to normal within 24 hours after you donate.
Your white cell count returns to normal within 72 hours.
An adult of average weight has about 10 to 12 pints of blood
so the one taken is hardly missed."
New Jersey Requirements to Donate Blood
In general, eligible donors must be in good health. There are no upper age limits provided all health requirements are met:
Donors will be deferred from giving blood if:
"There is NO risk of contracting any disease
Persons are not permitted to donate blood in New Jersey if they meet any of the following:
Guidelines Before Donating Blood
At the Blood Center, blood samples, drawn in separate tubes at the time of donation, undergo a visual screening for clotting or other abnormalities. In addition, each blood donation is subjected to the following tests:
"People can donate blood every 56 days," Burke stated,
Free Irish Breakfast
The 5-star Stage Left Restaurant in New Brunswick will be providing a complimentary full Irish Breakfast with all the trimmings to each donor.
"It's really a great day, with a wonderful