A diagram of the lymphatic system depicts the tonsils, thymus, lymph nodes and the spleen.The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph fluid containing white blood cells that rid the body of unwanted materials.
The tonsils are groups of lymphatic cells in the throat. The lymph nodes are small oval structures that create and stockpile cells that protect against diseases and infection. The thymus is the organ which produces T-cells. T-cells help to fight against problematic cells such as those which are infected or cancerous. The spleen is the organ in the lymphatic system which produces white blood cells to prevent infection and disease.