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This very unique pendant is an anatomical kidney! Kidneys are our organs responsible for blood filtration and urine production.
The organs themselves are kidney-bean shaped and situated deep in our upper abdomens. While they don't have the most romantic of functions, we need at least one of them nonetheless; The CDC estimates 1 in 10 Americans has some form of chronic kidney disease, and about 17,000 transplants happen in the U.S. each year.
This organ is shown in a cut sagittal view and features the renal pyramids with subtle striations, renal artery and vein, as well as the ureter.
**Does not come with necklace chain; you can choose a matching chain here now supplied by Shapeways!: http://shpws.me/P3An
**Note: you may need to compress the chain's clasp connector gently and slightly with a needle nosed pliars to help it fit through the pendant's loop.**