RESULTS: Of 15,983 lung transplants performed, 1,050 (7%) involved BD. Univariate Cox analysis found no difference in patient survival (HR=1.01; 95% CI: 0.91, 1.12; p=0.89) associated with positive blood cultures. Multivariable model fitted to 15,798 patients with complete data, adjusting for recipient and donor gender, recipient and donor race, recipient age, diagnosis, ECMO and mechanical ventilation at transplantation, transplant type, final LAS, BMI, Cr, and transplant year, also found no significant differences in survival associated with BD (HR=0.99; 95% CI: 0.89, 1.10; p=0.89). Analysis stratified by diagnosis, steroid use, and immunosuppression found no associations between BD and patient survival in any of the subgroups. Interactions between donor positive blood cultures and continuous covariates including age and LAS showed no effects either.