Michael Harris

Longtime Healer Needs Transplant

06/30/2005 - 20:00

Editorial Intern and Staff Writer
For more than 30 years, Michael Harris has dealt with death every day. As chief of pediatric oncology at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, he treats countless children who have cancer and blood disorders. But now Harris, 61, who lives in Englewood, has to save his own life. In 1986, he accidentally pricked himself with a needle he had just used to draw blood from a patient -- he became infected with hepatitis C, a virus that attacks the liver.
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