Olivia Norton stunned doctors by surviving after being born with almost no haemoglobin at all.
Baby Olivia was white as a sheet when she arrived with a condition so rare that her name will be added to medical journals. Doctors had given her only two hours to live, but thanks to a rapid response and emergancy transfusions she slowly turned a healthy pink colour and was soon on the mend. "Olivia was my first baby, so I didn't really know what to expect - but I certainly didn't think she'd be that colour," said her mother.
"Oliva, now six months, was born completely white because she had such a low count of haemoglobin - the chemical which carries oxygen in red blood cells - that it could not officially be classed as 'blood'."
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