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Baby born without any blood


Posted on Tuesday, 3 April, 2012 | Comment icon 21 comments


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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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Comment icon #12 Posted by grc on 3 April, 2012, 18:14
The look on her cute little face makes me think she will be a scientist!
Comment icon #13 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 3 April, 2012, 21:44
She somehow lost blood directly into her mothers bloodstream. Probably and issue with the umbilical circulation .Thank god she's ok . Adorable .
Comment icon #14 Posted by Sevenof Seven on 4 April, 2012, 10:58
It doesn't sound possible ... real life is stranger than fiction! Glad she's okay now. She's a little blessing.
Comment icon #15 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 4 April, 2012, 12:03
Wow, does that mean if I put some of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s used oil in my car, my car will be just as fast as his and I could become a professional race car driver? If you would rather die than receive a life saving transfusion from a donor then I guess that is your choice. On the brighter side - that is one cute baby and I'm glad she's okay now.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Alienated Being on 5 April, 2012, 1:15
This is a cute kid.
Comment icon #17 Posted by megandezerae on 6 April, 2012, 20:33
Guys..the picture isn't of her lol.. here it is http://www.pakalertpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Ghost-white-baby-born-without-any-blood.jpg
Comment icon #18 Posted by arenee on 6 April, 2012, 21:04
She is absolutely adorable. Glad she's doing well.
Comment icon #19 Posted by csspwns on 7 April, 2012, 2:56
fyi "conspiracybeliever" and "grc" this is not a picture of the baby:( this picture is wat UM uses for every article related to babies.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Saru on 7 April, 2012, 9:55
The picture on the front page article is a stock image because we can't use the actual images for copyright reasons, a link to the official photographs can be found in the link provided with the article and in the OP of this comments thread.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Insightful Waffles on 4 May, 2012, 17:45
cute baby! (っ◕‿◕)っ ♥


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