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New First Aid App Brings American Red Cross Safety Tips to Smart Phones

The American Red Cross has launched its official first aid app, putting free and simple lifesaving information right in the hands of smart phone users.First Aid App by the American Red Cross


This app is the first in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, and is available for use on both the Android and iPhone platforms. It gives instant access to information on how to handle the most common first aid situations, and includes videos and interactive quizzes. Users who take quizzes can earn badges they can share with friends through social media to show off their lifesaving knowledge.


The app takes critical first aid information normally stored on bookshelves and in pamphlets and places it at the fingertips of tens of millions of individuals – which will save lives. The Red Cross app includes trusted Red Cross disaster preparedness information for a number of common situations.


The app is free and available for iPhone and Android users. Find the app in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross.


For more information and to download the app visit www.redcross.org.

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