Kidney Producing Erythropoietin to Stimulate Red Blood Cell Production
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Black and white illustration of a kidney producing erythropoietin to stimulate red blood cell production in bone marrow.
Illustration of a kidney producing erythropoietin to stimulate red blood cell production in bone marrow.
Healthy kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin or EPO, which stimulates the bone marrow to make red blood cells needed to carry oxygen (O2) throughout the body.
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