Where is the immune system located?

The immune system is your body’s defence against infection and illness. It is formed of a complex network of cells and proteins spread throughout the entire body. Your immune system has many components:

  • Organs of the immune system, e.g. skin and mucous membranes, lymph nodes, bone marrow and thymus.
  • Cellular components, e.g., lymphocytes and phagocytes
  • Molecular components, e.g., antibodies