Information about TAPS

Twin Anemia Polycythemia Sequence (TAPS) occurs as a result of unbalanced blood flow in identical twins who share one placenta (monochorionic twins).  The donor twin will develop anemia (low amount of red blood cells) and the recipient twin will develop polycythemie (high amounts of red blood cells). This website provides information about different aspects of the TAPS, including prenatal detection, treatment option, delivery and preterm birth, diagnostics after birth and long-term outcome. 

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©2019 The TAPS Trial -  This website is an initiative of the Department of Obstetrics and Neonatology of the Leiden University Medical Center in collaboration with several European fetal therapy centers and serves as informative support for parents (expecting) twins with twin anemia polycythemia sequence (TAPS) and for patients and healthcare providers involved in The TAPS Trial. Images on this website are protected by copyright.