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2. The Economy of the Spleen

The spleen is an economical organ when it comes to dealing with waste. Instead of discarding unfit red blood cells, it ensures they are broken down and recycled. Useful parts are saved and returned to the body. For example, iron from damaged red cells goes back to the bone marrow, which uses it to form the protein hemoglobin.

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