Blood Donor Clinic Opens at Bloor-Yonge

53 Division
Strategy Management

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.

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,

Two people in TPS uniform talking
Staff Sergeant Dave Ecklund and Staff Superintendent Kim Yeandle at the opening of the clinic Photo: Handout

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