Blood Donor Clinic Opens at Bloor-Yonge

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 2:48 p.m. July 4, 2018

If it weren’t for blood transfusions he received while waiting for a bone marrow transplant, Staff Sergeant Dave Ecklund wouldn’t be alive today.

A group of people cutting a ribbon
Staff Sergeant Dave Ecklund, centre, helps open a permanent blood donor clinic at Bloor and Yonge Sts.
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  • Two people in TPS uniform talking

Since being diagnosed with aplastic anemia and obtaining a bone marrow from younger brother Mike that saved his life, the Strategy Management officer has been a Canadian Blood Services (CBS) supporter and volunteer for the last 17 years.

Ecklund attended the opening of permanent blood donor clinic at Bloor & Yonge on May 4.

“I am alive today because of blood donors and was able to fulfil my dream of becoming a police officer,” he said.

Staff Superintendent Kim Yeandle and Staff Sergeant Joyce Schertzer, the executive officer to Deputy Chief Barbara McLean, also attended the opening. Schertzer has been a regular blood donor for the last seven years.

The new Canadian Blood Donor Clinic is located at 2 Bloor St. E.

To book an appointment to donate blood, visit

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