What is the Purpose of the Spleen?

The spleen, which is the size of a fist, is an organ that is situated on the left side of the abdomen, just below the rib cage. The purpose of the spleen is to filter and store blood. It can also produce lymphocytes, which are while blood cells that can in turn produce antibodies to protect the body against foreign invaders or infections. Although an important organ, people can nevertheless live without a spleen. Look here for more information: