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Landmarks light up blue for TTTS Awareness Day         

8th December 2016

Famous landmarks across the UK turned their lights blue for TTTS Awareness Day this week.

The rare condition occurs in about 10-15% of monochorionic (identical) twin pregnancies. It also affects higher multiple pregnancies which include monochorionic twins.The Coca-Cola London Eye, Newcastle Millennium Bridge, The Tyne Bridge, Newcastle College and Berwick Border Bridge all switched to the deep blue colour to raise awareness of twin to twin transfusion syndrome.

TTTS Awareness Day was officially marked on Wednesday, 7th December, but the whole of December is also TTTS Awareness Month.

Tamba’s TTTS Registry is collecting data on these babies, so that doctors can learn more  about this condition and hopefully improve outcomes for future families.  

Mum Lindsey Weighton, who encouraged the Newcastle landmarks to turn their lights blue, is currently raising money for the TTTS Registry. She sadly lost one of her twin girls to TTTS earlier this year.

She said: “TTTS is a term that all families with identical twin and multiple pregnancies dread to hear. You never think that it'll happen to you and the anxiety throughout a TTTS pregnancy is unbearable.

“We are raising awareness and fund-raising so more research can be done. We want more families to have good outcomes and support if diagnosed with TTTS.”

Thank you to all the landmark staff who turned the lights blue and helped raise awareness.

To donate to Lindsey’s TTTS Registry collection visit justgiving.com/fundraising/lindsey-weightman

Related blogs: The WallSimon BradleyValentines KissRough RunnerTinsel4Tamba, Valentines Kiss, TTTS Video, Mum's TTTS StoryTenner4TambaEve's Story, Lynsey's Story 

 





 

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