Things are getting wild under the mistletoe at the I Heart Guts holiday party! Let’s hope Lymph Node is immune to getting the kissing disease from Spleen.

Looking for one of these love bugs? Check out the shop for spleen plush and lymph node plush.

Nun again for appendix! The miracle of nothing is pretty much all this expendable organ wants. Happy Hanukkah!

Gelt-less appendix plush, spleen plush and tonsil plush are available in the shop!

Everyone's loving the awesome viral video by a rowdy group of Harvard med students who ask "What Does The Spleen Do?"  Well, at Guts HQ, we've put together this handy cheat sheet to answer the Big Question.  By the way, Spleen is really excited to get all this attention, although she has to resist her natural urge to fight something viral.  Download a hi-res printable PDF here. WhatDoesTheSpleenDoMR
AccessorySpleen2 How much do you know about your spleen? Here are some weird and wacky facts that might have you thanking your spleen for what it does. 10% of people have an extra, tiny spleen next to their regularly-sized one, and it's considered normal. Splenomegaly is the technical name for an enlarged spleen. Where the spleen hangs out: Under the left side of your ribcage. Spleens are actually more purple than red (and they're definitely not green)! Spleens do not regenerate, but livers can! The spleen also gets rid of old red blood cells. Here's how: when blood cells get old, they get stiff; the spleen has tiny channels called blood capillaries. These are too small for old, stiff blood cells to get through, so they get caught. Then the white blood cells in the spleen break down the old red blood cells. Know any more cool facts about spleens? Comment below!