In Japan, you expect to see maids in cute cafes, slinging coffee and rice omelets. But for two days earlier this week, they popped up in an unexpected location: a blood donation centre. This winter the blood donated for transfusions is short. That's why a centre in Fukuyama decided to bring in four young maids in hopes of attracting young men to donate blood.
Besides being able to hang out with maids, donors got free juice or coffee. "Because of their compassionate service, I was able to relax," said a 25-year-old male blood donor.
"In exchange for my blood," said a 26-year-old male blood donor, "I got tons of affection."
On the first day alone, 61 donors showed up — nearly 1.5 more than the usual.
メードカフェで献血してネ [Chugoku Online]