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Red Cross Launches New First Aid App For Smart Phones

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Officials say the app gives instant access to information on how to handle the most common first aid situations, and includes videos and interactive quizzes. Officials say the app gives instant access to information on how to handle the most common first aid situations, and includes videos and interactive quizzes.
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The American Red Cross launched its official first aid app for smart phones on Thursday, June 14. Smart phone users who download this app will now have free and simple lifesaving information right at their hands.

According to Red Cross officials, this app is the first in a series to be created by the organization. It's also the only first aid app created or endorsed by the American Red Cross for use on both the Android and iPhone platforms.

Officials say the app gives instant access to information on how to handle the most common first aid situations, and includes videos and interactive quizzes.

The first aid app features:

• Simple step-by-step instructions for everyday first aid scenarios;

• Prioritized steps to take during an emergency, with 9-1-1 call button;

• Sharable badges to be unlocked through interactive quizzes;

• Videos and animations to make learning first aid fun and easy;

• Safety and preparedness tips for a range of conditions including severe winter weather, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes;

• Preloaded content that gives instant access to all safety information at any time.

"The penetration of personal smart phone ownership in the U.S. has recently risen above 60 percent and will likely soon reach the level of traditional wire line phones," said Jack McMaster, president, Preparedness and Health and Safety Services at the Red Cross. "The broad availability of this platform opens a new opportunity for us to create custom apps, free of charge, tailored to specific emergencies confronting individuals no matter where they are."

The app is free and available for iPhone and Android users.

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