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First of Tamba’s Big Research Appeal Projects Announced

The first £20,000 has been raised towards Tamba’s Big Research Appeal which, generously matched by the British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS), will enable three of the seven key pieces of research identified to help prevent prematurity and save twin lives to go ahead. 

Big Research Appeal

All three research projects will be undertaken by experts in the field of Fetal medicine and are as follows:

    1. Research into cases of single intrauterine fetal death (SIUFD) in monochorionic twin pregnancies in the UK. This research will be undertaken by Dr Katie Morris, Professor Mark Kilby (both University of Birmingham) and Professor Marian Knight (University of Oxford)

    2. A study of neurodevelopment outcomes in twin pregnancies with complications, including twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), single intrauterine death, selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR), twin reversed arterial perfusion sequence (TRAPS) and twin anaemia polycythemia sequence (TAPS).  This will be conducted by Dr Asma Khalil (St George’s Hospital, University of London)

    3. A study to establish the prevalence of MCMA twin, and triplet pregnancies (any chorionicity) and to compare birth outcomes and clinical management of these pregnancies, including before and after the NICE guidelines. This study is being led by Dr Therese Hannon (Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust).

A HUGE thanks goes out to all of you who have donated and fundraised so far to this appeal. Your support for the research will take us closer to having healthier multiple pregnancies with more positive outcomes.

We will now be entering the second phase of Tamba’s Big Research Appeal in order to raise the next £20,000 for more life-saving clinical research.  We are thrilled to say that the BMFMS have agreed to continue their matched funding again in order to double the value of your donation. You can donate to the appeal on our JustGiving page.

Or if you would like to fundraise towards this appeal please contact LucieWigley@tamba.org.uk or tel. 01252 332344.

We look forward to keeping you up to date with the appeal and the research.

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