UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering


GIFT-Surg releases animation for World Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) Awareness Day

7 December 2018

To support World TTTS Awareness Day the GIFT-Surg project has released a short animation which helps to explain what Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome is and how it can be treated.

TTTS Animation

Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, or TTTS, is a rare but life-threatening condition that can affect twins which share a placenta during pregnancy. The placenta plays an important role in supplying blood and oxygen to the babies before birth, but sometimes an imbalance can develop which affects the development of both twins. 

Please watch and share GIFT-Surg's latest animation to find out more about TTTS, current clinical practice and what current research in this area is hoping to achieve. 

This animation has been made with the support of Tamba, the national charity for twin pregnancies. For impartial support and advice, you can contact Tamba.

GIFT-Surg is a collaborative research project supported by a range of universities, hospitals and institutions - including researchers from WEISS and across UCL and UCLH. It brings together world-leading surgeons, engineers, clinicians and chemists from top universities and hospitals to tackle the development of safe and minimally invasive tools and therapies for the unborn child.

Watch the full animation on YouTube here