The South African Red Cross Society (SARCS), on Thursday announced the official launch of its new South African Red Cross Society Humanitarian Aid Mobile Application (SARCS App) developed in partnership with Connectik, a company that develops platforms and mobile applications for enterprise and large-membership organizations.
According to IT News Africa, the launch also follows the recent announcement of H.S.H Princess Charlene of Monaco becoming a patron of the South African Red Cross Society.
“After witnessing the success of various partners using apps developed with Connectik, we are excited to own today an app that will be pivotal to our ability to provide life-changing services to people all over South Africa,” Derick Naidoo, CEO of SARCS, said in a press statement.
The SARCS App provides users with access to a variety of features, including, but not limited to:
- Membership and access to SARCS services and benefits.
- Volunteering in local projects.
- Emergency alerts – the app sends up to the minute alerts, both national and local.
- Make donations.
- Register for training courses and events.
- Access SARCS news.
- Marketplace – using the app, users can purchase Red Cross equipment.
- Donate blood – the app will help SARCS mobilise donors to give blood and provide the locations of donation centers.