National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Lymphatic Diseases is the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up of
Your bone marrow and thymus produce the cells in lymph. They are part of the system, too.
The lymphatic system clears away infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. If it's not working properly, fluid builds in your tissues and causes swelling, called lymphedema. Other lymphatic system problems can include infections, blockage, and cancer.
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