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The beginning


In 1995, Evan Chen, a member of Theta Chapter at Stanford University, was diagnosed with leukemia. Their chapter, along with Evan’s friends, organized a joint effort to find a bone marrow donor. What resulted was the largest bone marrow typing drive in the history of the NMDP and Asian American Donor Program (AADP). In a matter of days, over two thousand people were typed. A match was eventually found for Evan, but unfortunately by that time the disease had taken its toll on him and he passed away in 1996. In Evan’s memory, the national philanthropy for Lambda Phi Epsilon was established and the fraternity has been working with the organization from that point on.

What we strive to do


To save lives! Register as a bone marrow donor today and be the match that someone needs.

For Lambda Phi Epsilon’s national philanthropy, we work with the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) to help save the lives of patients requiring bone marrow transplants and to help promote awareness for leukemia and other blood disorders. For individuals who suffer from this, their best matches for matched donors are those within their Asian community. The more people that register, the better the chances of finding a match for those in need.

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Zeta Chapter


has been raised for the bone marrow donor program, our national philanthropy, since April 19, 2021

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