July 10-11: Donate Blood in Honor of Matthew Ouimet and Brandon Burnett

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On July 10-11, you are invited to donate blood for Team Matthew at St. Ignatius Church of Antioch located at Parrish Hall at 3351 Contra Loma Blvd in Antioch.

The event is being held in Honor of Matthew Ouimet and Brandon Burnett. Burnett is the 22-year-old deceased donor whose organs who Ouimet received.

Matthew-O-Blood-DriveAccording to Kristi Wiscarver Ouimet, they host 3 blood drives a year because its so important to get involved and help the community. She stated her son Matthew needed over 25 blood transfusions before, during and after his transplant.

The event will begin on Friday at 9:00 am and run through 3:00 pm. On Saturday, the event will begin at 8:00 am and run through 1:00 pm.

For an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767) using sponsor code: Matthew Ouimet .

If you have any questions regarding you eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-236-3276.