05 Nov Lambda Phi Epsilon Fraternity Wins Award for Service at the ONE Forum
Minneapolis, MN — The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) announced that Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. was named its 2022 recipient of the Service Award at the ONE Forum.
“This recognition is a testament to the dedication and commitment of all our chapters and leaders who are doing the hard work to educate their communities to join the registry,” said Dr. Bryan Dosono, Past President of Lambda Phi Epsilon. “We are honored to be celebrated for our decades-long impact with NMDP.”
The ONE Forum brings together the global cell therapy community, highlighting the latest innovations in cellular therapy and providing a forum for healthcare professionals to discuss practical strategies and best practices in delivering cell therapies for patients with blood cancers and diseases.
“We know that patients are most likely to match with marrow donors who share the same ethnic background,” said Zac Antonius, Executive Director of Lambda Phi Epsilon. “As the world’s largest Asian-interest fraternity, we are uniquely positioned to diversify the pool of ethnicities that are currently represented in the Be The Match Registry.”
Over the past academic year, LFE chapters collectively registered 2,000 new individuals committed to donating their stem cells to patients in need. More than 10,430 community members joined the registry due to service efforts from Lambda Phi Epsilon members since the beginning of the fraternity’s storied partnership with the NMDP, and 33 have become life-saving donors as a result of the international fraternity’s registry enrollments.
Individuals, groups, and corporations doing work within their communities to save lives through cellular therapy were eligible for nomination for this year’s NMDP Awards. “It is through partners like Lambda Phi Epsilon that we are able to reach out and connect with young Asian donors, and then tell them about our mission, and then drive them to become on the registry,” said Erica Jensen, Senior Vice President of the National Marrow Donor Program. “They have brought in over 10,000 members and that is significant in terms of us diversifying the registry with unique HLA (human leukocyte antigens) that can help us address every searching patient needs.”
About the National Marrow Donor Program
Founded in 1986 and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) is a nonprofit organization that operates the Be The Match Registry to save lives through cellular therapies. To learn more, visit https://bethematch.org.
About Lambda Phi Epsilon
Founded in 1981 at Los Angeles, California, Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. has grown to become the world’s largest Asian-interest fraternity. Lambda Phi Epsilon (ΛΦΕ, also known as LFE) aims to guide men on a lifelong discovery of authenticity and personal growth. To learn more, visit https://lambdaphiepsilon.com.
Lambda Phi Epsilon Contact
Zac Antonius, Executive Director
Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc.