Hotel Empire in Bengaluru, perhaps best known for its grilled food items and for being open till late night, has come up with the option of serving something more than just food.
Now one can also order blood from the chain of hotels and restaurants, quite literally.
A Bottle of Blood, a new initiative started by the Empire Group of Hotels, seeks to donate blood and help those in need of it.
Around 2,000 employees of Empire across all its branches in the city have agreed to donate blood and those in need can call the helpline provided by the hotel anytime throughout the day.
"Empire maintains a data of all its employees and their blood groups and we have all types of blood groups available with us. Those needing blood can call us anytime," Rupesh, an employee of Empire told The News Minute.
However, this only applies to individual patients and it is not a service for blood banks.
As of now, around eight to ten people have called them asking for blood, apart from the several emails and messages that they have received in this connection.
Employees will be given a paid leave on the days that they have to donate blood.
â€śSince the chance of blood going to a wrong hand is more, we make sure only the patient party can contact us directly and the donor interacts directly with the patient before donation. Even a team of managers assist the donor,â€ť Junaiz K, COO and GM, Empire Group of Hotels, told Bfirst.in.