Image source, Family document Image caption, Jacob receives a blood transfusion every three weeks and a weekly platelet transfusion Mother of 10 year old boy asks for moreof men to register as a potential bone marrow donor after her son was diagnosed with a rare disease. Rebecca said she noticed unusual bruising on her son Jacob, fr om East Goscote, Leicestershire, and doctors later told him he had aplastic anemia. She said the best treatment for her son would be a bone marrow transplant. But with no match available, he has to undergo a different treatment which will be longer and less effective. Rebecca, 35, said she had started noticing that Jacob had a lot of bruises on his legs in May. She said: He plays football all the time and argues with his brother so I don 't have to didn't think much. Then he started to get bruises on his chest, on his back, a few on the back of his hand, places you wouldn't expect that a child has bruisess.