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BOY WHO NEEDS 250K PINTS OF BLOOD A YEAR

Meet the real life bash street kid who’s body turns black with bruises at the slightest bump. Brave Billy Gallacher suffers from a one in a million blood condition called Cyclical Thrombocitopenia, which means even a minor fall or scrap can leave him looking like he’s been in a fight. The six-year-old had baffled doctors for years with his symptoms until the rare condition was eventually diagnosed last June. His body produces platelets which clot the blood, but then they die off.

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