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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
I am Latwii, and am once again with this instrument. As we were saying, there are instances which are not favorable to such a transfer of this vital fluid from one entity to another, for there are various, shall we say, patterns or parts of an entity’s pattern of being of the bodily complex which are transferred in this process that may be detrimental to another. 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 ... [More]
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
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! (????)? ?

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